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Bowling Green groups will host Forum on Homelessness Nov. 19

The South Central Kentucky Coalition on Homelessness and the Bowling Green Housing Coalition will host a Forum on Homelessness from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1215 State St., in downtown Bowling Green.

The purpose of this forum is to shed light on the ever-increasing challenges with poverty, hunger and homelessness for individuals, families and children in the area. Bowling Green City Schools has 35 homeless children, and Warren County Schools has 49 homeless children. This statistic proves that we as a community need to do more to address the issues within families that result in hunger and homelessness.

Attendees at the third annual Homelessness Forum can expect to:

  • Discuss ways to improve communication among service providers
  • Explore opportunities to partner in the fight against hunger and homelessness
  • Brainstorm possible solutions to decrease homelessness and increasing access to affordable housing
  • Find out ways to continue involvement in efforts to address this critical social problem

Mayor Bruce Wilkerson will be on site to read the Proclamation for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in Bowling Green.

Everyone knows someone who is experiencing hunger and/or struggling to maintain safe, affordable housing, and we encourage all concerned citizens to make time for this  important discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Sharli Rogers, 270-331-1753; or partnering organizers, Chiquita Sparks at the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission, 270-782-7900; Rhondell Miller at HOTEL Inc., 270-782-1263; or Rod Goodman at Habitat for Humanity, 270-843-6027.

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