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Establishing a semi-permanent location has made Cincy Stories even more personal. With so many people with varying levels of need coming to the storefront, Ashwell and Braley have already gotten to know people who are homeless, have drug addictions, live in abusive situations, and lack jobs. Both men keep cards from health and human services agencies handy to direct visitors to the appropriate resources.

“We’re going to meet people with needs we can’t meet,” Ashwell said.

Braley said he’s been amazed to see young professionals in the storefront sitting next to people who grew up in the neighborhood—some who are drug dealers or have been incarcerated—sharing stories from their lives…

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