May 28, 2024

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CEO of SAME Cafe Sends a Love Letter to Denver and Mayoral Candidates

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Dear Kelly and Mike,

I love this city.

I want to talk with you about this city I love and some of the people who live here. I want you to meet some of SAME Cafe’s friends who live outside and talk with us about real solutions to homelessness, mental wellness and addiction in a city that offers few authentic routes out of these problems. I want to share with you that when Denver does a “homeless sweep,” we at SAME Cafe see a rise in anxiety and acting out of helplessness among our friends who lose everything they own to a dump truck paid for by the city. When we as a city criminalize poverty, sometimes people break things. (SAME’s windows have been broken four times in the last month — prior to that, it was only once in seventeen years.)

I love this city.

I’ve walked nearly…

Brad Reubendale

2023-05-14 07:57:00

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