Homelessness Forum – Together, We Can End Homelessness in Mass
Sunday, January 25th Trinity Episcopal Church 81 Elm St., Concord 7:00-8:45 P.M.
Overall, 96,000 children in Massachusetts have no permanent home, according to a July 2007 report by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Some stay in shelters & motels. Others are doubled up with relatives, sleep in cars or campgrounds, or move from one friend to another.
Family homelessness has risen by 50% in Massachusetts. Every night: 1,900 homeless families are in shelters; more than 600 homeless families stay in motels.
Still, homelessness can be ended. There are strategies that work!
State Rep. Byron Rushing, Asst. Majority Whip, and Co-chairman, Mass. Commission to End Homelessness
Rep. Byron Rushing, an engaging and charismatic speaker, will describe the visions, goals, conclusions and recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission to End Homelessness. These goals include ending the widespread use of shelters and motels and increasing affordable housing opportunities. He also will tell us about initial steps in the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations — and shed light on what concerned people can do to end homelessness. The forum is free & open to all. Refreshments at 7pm; program will begin promptly at 7:10pm.
Call Carl Miller (978)-369-3755 or Frank Austin at (978)-263-0182
Sponsored by: Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness & Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.
Supporters: Domestic Violence Services Network, Concord Academy; Concord Carlisle High School, Concord Housing Development Corporation; Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council; League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle; Nashoba Brooks School; Open Table; and a host of local faith communities including:
Concord/Carlisle: Carlisle Congregational Church; First Parish in Concord, Social Action Committee; First Religious Society; Holy Family Parish; Kerem Shalom Congregation, Social Action Committee; St. Irene’s Catholic Church; Trinitarian Congregational Church; Trinity Episcopal Church; West Concord Union Church; Acton: Acton Congregational Church; Church of the Good Shepherd; So. Acton Congregational Church, St. Matthew’s Methodist Church; St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish; West Acton Baptist Church; Sudbury: St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church; Sudbury United Methodist Church; Sudbury Presbyterian Church; Lincoln: First Parish Church; Bedford: First Church of Christ UCC, First Parish, Unitarian Universalist; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Lexington: Pilgrim Congregational Church; United Methodist Church