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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 phone-in guests are
- Patti White, Executive Director of Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corporation
- Pam Brown, Social Services Director in the Town of Enfield
- David Rich, Executive Director of Fairfield '08
- Senator John McKinney, R-Fairfield