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    Zero:2016 is a national initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016 will help MACH and our key partners, Columbia Housing Authority and Dorn VA, to explore innovative practices used in other communities.
Seeing the world through a different lense

This blog post was submitted by Julie Ann Avin, Executive Director/President of Mental Illness Recovery Center, INC.(MIRCI). I started working at MIRCI on April 1st of 1991 – twenty-four years ago. At the time, I was one of only three staff members, and ready to save the world. Of course, now it’s 2015, and I haven’t come close to saving the world. Now I’m one of 65 staff members, and I have the distinct privilege of watching caring, passionate staff at MIRCI trying in their own ways to save the world. While none of us can or will save the world, we certainly can make the world in which we live a better place, a better home for the folks with whom we work. Over the past couple of decades, MIRCI has become specialized in providing housing and behavioral healthcare to individuals with chronic mental illness. Many of the individuals we ...

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