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Resolving life's conflicts

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Ever wish you had an independent person to help resolve a conflict?

That’s Jacob Kanagy, program administrator, Neighborhood Dispute Center, Peffer St., Harrisburg.

Kanagy said he helps hundreds of people resolve conflicts and draws upon his degree in conflict transformation to assist his efforts.

The mission of Neighborhood Dispute Center is to provide conflict resolution solutions through free direct services, training, and education. Kanagy maintains this mission is fulfilled through the provision of mediation, conflict coaching, educational trainings, and Youth Peace Sessions. He pointed to the center's services are not limited to those in the midst of a neighbor, landlord/tenant, family, or custody dispute.

“Typically NDS receives over 100 inquiries for services each year," Kanagy told Central Voice over coffee. "To date this year we have received 65 inquiries for services. An expanded story about the center and Kanagy is expected to be showcased in an upcoming Central Voice print edition and online.