The Kitchen, Inc. Board of Trustees Responds to Springfield News-Leader Article on the Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center

This letter to the editor is in response to the Springfield News-Leader article published December 14, 2018: “Case managers resign, coordinator gone. What's going on at The Rare Breed?” We, the members of the Board of Trustees of The Kitchen, Inc. want to answer the question asked in the article’s headline and communicate clearly with the community, which has been so supportive for many years, our exciting plans to more effectively serve homeless youth who participate in our youth services programs. A few people may misunderstand the focus at The Kitchen and while they are free to express their opinion, we on The Kitchen Board of Trustees are committed to making the hard decisions that will better serve the homeless of our community in the long term. We take our…
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