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Maslow's Army plans to help homeless with more than basic necessities

Posted at 10:37 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 22:58:39-04

CINCINNATI - Maslow’s Army is branching out to provide the homeless with more than just the basic necessities.

Starting Sunday, the downtown outreach organization says it’s also focusing on recovery from addiction.    

Samuel Landis, one of the founders of Maslow's Army, said they’re hoping to help by arranging for people who have overcome addiction to share their success stories and provide hope for others.

Brian Garry says he's been sober for 34 years thanks to someone’s intervention.

"One human being who took an interest and loved me when I couldn’t love myself basically loved me back to life,” Garry said. “For that, I'm eternally grateful."

 Landis said every second Sunday of the month will focus on recovery efforts. Landis said the group served 320 people with food, clothing and other basics Sunday outside the Justice Center. He also said Maslow’s Army is coming up on its two-year anniversary.