Story By Lyndsey Schley
Neighboring Your Actual Neighbors
Dave Runyon and Jay Pathak, from Denver CO, discussed their concept of “Neighboring.”
Pathak learned through experience the importance of understanding the landscape of other service providers and working effectively with them.
His church began reaching out to the community through basketball programs, but soon began offering other assistance such as addiction recovery services. During a visit to a government housing project, he ran into a worker from a social services agency. Pathak discovered that by offering services isolated from other agencies, they had accidentally undermined much of their work.