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Homelessness in Connecticut
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
01/08/2008
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Winter is a tough season, especially for the homeless.

 

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53:31 minutes (25.69 MB)
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Carol Walter, Executive Director of the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc.Carol Walter, Executive Director of the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc. 33,000 Connecticut residents were homeless during 2006, including 13-thousand children, this amid calls to end homelessness in the state.

The last few nights of balmy spring temperatures have taken the edge off a sharp reality for thousands in Connecticut. With no place to sleep, frigid winter nights can turn dangerous. These residents are finding abandoned buildings, tents and overpasses to rest and keep warm, others find home in overcrowded temporary shelters only to be back on the streets with no where to go when the sun comes up.

Advocates say that many thousands of others are only one paycheck away from eviction, only one medical emergency away from homelessness.

We'll talk about the many state and regional 10-year plans to end homelessness - but is that a goal that's even possible?

Our in-studio guests are Carol Walter, Executive Director of the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc., and Diane Randall, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities.Diane Randall, Director of the Partnership for Strong CommunitiesDiane Randall, Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities

Our phone-in guests are


 
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