General News
12:50 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Community to tackle homelessness

A collaboration of Lafayette area community members and local government leaders are joining to combat homelessness.

The group is meeting throughout the week at Lafayette Jefferson High School.

It will discuss ideas and strategies to find stable housing for those in need.

United Way of Greater Lafayette CEO James Taylor says better communication among service providers is key to improving the problem.

Sessions start Tuesday morning at nine at the high school’s Rohrman Auditorium and run through five.

There also are meetings Wednesday, Friday, and next Monday when the final findings will be presented.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 12

9-9:30 Welcome and overview

9:30-11:30 Moving from Shelters into Housing

12:30-2:30 Interagency Coordination and Access

3-5 Physical Health, Mental Health, and Addictions

Wednesday, June 13

9-9:30 Welcome

9:30-11:30 Homeless prevention

12:30-2:30 Homeless ex-offenders

3-5  Employment, education, and training

Friday, June 15

2-4 Community feedback on initial findings

Monday, June 18

2 -4 Release of Charrette Findings