Life on the Streets

Title

Life on the Streets

Authors

Pat LaMarche

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Description

A panel of homeless and prior homeless individuals from Cumberland County will share their stories of how they fell through the social safety net and will answer questions on how they are recovering from their experiences.

There are more than a million homeless people in the United States living in shelters, on the street, in the woods, in storage units and doubled up with friends or relatives. Each story of homelessness is unique. While many folks suffer from addiction and mental health issues this is not the rule. In fact the average age of a homeless person (according to the National Coalition for the Homeless) is nine years old. Families with children is the fastest growing subset while veterans are the largest single subset.

This forum will allow for an opportunity to have candid discussions with individuals who have suffered from homelessness and to gain a better understanding of the issues that cause this condition.

Publication Date

10-5-2011

Keywords

Cumberland County, Homelessness, Homeless

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