New Franklin outreach coordinator taking helm




A Franklin schools employee is creating a plan to raise money for area students and families who don’t know whether they’ll have a place to sleep each night.

Kim Spurling is taking over this school year for Franklin’s former community outreach coordinator, Oscar Yturriaga, and most of her time will be spent working with families who don’t have homes and are looking for a permanent place to stay. To help those families, she wants to start raising money to provide emergency or transitional housing.

Johnson County has no homeless shelter that she can refer families to, and right now Spurling doesn’t have any money to give to a family to stay in a hotel for a few nights. That means students or families without a home might have to consider moving to a nearby county that does have a shelter or money for emergency housing, she said.

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