Dealing with unemployment in light of Ferguson unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. - As the Ferguson community recovers from the violence and racial tension, there's a push to address a variety of social issues in the area, including poverty and unemployment.

In light of the unrest in Ferguson, various non-profit groups have provided resources at the Dellwood Recreation Center, including referrals to help with jobs and housing.

Different area coalitions are trying to identify what agencies can continue to offer services to the Ferguson community once the city is out of the spotlight. Area pastors involved in Clergy United are speaking with Ferguson residents to help with long term job placement.

United Way encourages residents to dial 211 to connect with different agencies or resources to help with employment, housing or counseling.


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