La Habra efforts to help homeless neighbors finds success with ‘kinder, gentler’ approach


*Editor’s Note: This story originally published in the Fall edition of the quarterly La Habra Life newsletter. While getting acquainted with La Habra’s homeless neighbors, new Community Services Outreach Coordinators Paul Mahoney and David Aguirre have learned its best not to show up empty handed. The simple act of giving someone a sandwich can open the lines of communication. “If me giving someone a sandwich gives them hope, I’ll bring one to them every day until we can do something for them,” Mahoney said. “This role is all about connecting to residents, and when I got here, I didn’t know…

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