By Catharine Richert, Rochester, Minn. January 17, 2022 4:00 a.m.
Recently, social worker Allison Carpenter says a woman came into the Rochester Public Library in distress.
The woman had found herself in Rochester, Minn., for a job that never panned out.
Carpenter immediately tapped her network of social workers and local services to figure out a way to help the woman get home. The woman left the library with a bus ticket confirmation in hand.