Daily Planet marks 50 years of vital service to the community

“In 1969, concern about an epidemic of runaway and disaffected teens led to the creation of an organization offering a caring place with shelter, meals, health clinics and counseling without judgment.

When the young clients were asked to name the organiza- tion, they came up with the Daily Planet, after the fictional newspaper where Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, works.

As described on the website, the young people felt that they had entered a transforming place analogous to the trans- formation of Clark Kent into Superman.

The name has stuck.

While its service focus is now mostly on homeless and mentally ill adults, the Daily Planet, based at 517 W. Grace St., is still going strong as it marks 50 years of service to the community.”

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