“Speak Up TC” Gives Voice to Homeless

Traverse City’s homeless population has a new voice thanks to Speak Up Traverse City.

A new publication written and sold by Traverse City’s homeless population will give them jobs and help the public interact with them.

The paper is planning a soft launch of June 28th with three to four vendors selling it around the area.

Organizers hope this will provide a way to integrate the homeless population into the community.

“I believe we need to give people jobs. They need jobs, they need dignity, they need a voice, I mean it’s just a wonderful way to give people a first step,” said William Shaw, a board member for Speak Up Magazine. 

Speak Up will also hold writing workshops for homeless individuals at Northwestern Michigan College.