The numbers on the growing homeless issue are staggering. Today’s recession may force over 1.5 million into homelessness over the next year, according to estimates by The National Alliance to End Homelessness. Although homelessness is a difficult number to measure definitively, it appears that more people – especially families – are sleeping in shelters, living in their cars, and taking up residence in tent communities.
Many cities around the country have taken major strides in working with the homeless in new ways with great success. New Ways of Transitioning the Homeless focuses not so much on the root causes of homelessness such as mental health and addictions, but instead ways to successfully transition them into permanent housing in the community.
Joining the discussion are panelists:
- Mike Rawlings – Appointed by the Mayor of Dallas as Dallas’ Homeless Czar
- Mike Faenza – President and CEO of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
- Bill Thompson – Executive Director of the Union Gospel Mission
- Lynne Sipiora – Executive Director of the Samaritan Inn in Collin County, TX
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