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The recession is having an impact across Connecticut, but it's especially difficult for families who are facing financial crisis for the first time. New survey results from Bridgeport show more and more families at risk of homelessness and health care emergencies-- due to pervasive loss of jobs, housing and insurance. Its part of the larger story we've been hearing from the swelling ranks of the unemployed from across the nation. Today, Where We Live, we’ll examine how the crisis is affecting families in Connecticut. And, we’ll ask: Where can families turn when they find themselves, all of a sudden, in crisis? We'll talk with one woman who lost her job and her partner and is working to provide for her teenage grandson. We'll talk with advocates and policy experts about the challenges Connecticut families are facing—as budget talks drag on at the capitol.
And, you can join the conversation – have you found yourself in trouble because you’ve lost your job or health care? Leave your comments below.