A film showing how a New Castle County program that provides shelter for the homeless while helping them return to being self-supporting has been recognized for its sensitive exploration of that nationwide social dilemma. The Pathway Home was created by Wilmington-based production company Short Order Production House and produced by New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. The 16-minute documentary won a mid-Atlantic Emmy for its portrayal of how the county in December 2020 converted a Sheraton hotel on Airport Road into Hope Center for the homeless.
The Emmy win—in the “Societal Concerns long-form” category—shines an even brighter spotlight on the issue of homelessness and the work the Hope Center continues to do in Delaware.
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The film artfully weaves together conversations with county personnel working at the shelter with the residents themselves, many explaining how the shelter has provided a somewhat normal life, as well as the counseling they need to reenter the workforce and become self-sufficient.
The list of mid-Atlantic Emmy winners can be found here.
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