Did you know that many children in Northern Kentucky are homeless? According to a study by the American Institute for Research and The National Center on Family Homelessness, Kentucky was ranked 50th among the states. If you are like me, this is shocking. I want to understand more about this issue, what is being done to address it in Northern Kentucky and how I might best be able to get involved.
It’s just a few days after Thanksgiving, the day we as a nation give thanks for the blessings and abundance that so many enjoy. Most likely you are getting things ready for the holidays and thinking about the wonderful time you are going to have with family and friends. I know that I cannot wait to enjoy the time with my girls.
What if instead, Thanksgiving was just another day on the streets? What if instead of joy, the start of the holiday season brought only another season of struggle? What if, instead of gathering in the warmth of family and friends, the day only marked another day without a home?
Join me on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library for the Northern Kentucky Forum’s event, Homelessness: Examining Causes, Finding Solutions. This forum will focus on who the homeless are, how many homelessness people are in our community and how big the problem of homelessness is in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The forum will help us learn what we can do to make a difference.
Panelists will include: