The Springs Echo, a publication by and for the local homeless population, was relaunched May 28 with the help of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.
The paper was originally started by Raven Canon in 2017. But after Canon’s death, just a few months after the launch, the paper struggled. Now, PPJPC has agreed to pay printing costs.
People experiencing homelessness can pick up a stack of papers for free and sell them for a suggested donation of $2 each, current co-editor Bill Thomas, a volunteer with PPJPC, says. Poor Richard’s and The Perk Downtown also paid for papers to distribute for free.
Most of the content is written by homeless people. “If it’s just a bunch of people who are comfortable in their life writing articles about what it feels like to be homeless, that’s not genuine,” Thomas explains.
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