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Northern Kentucky Communities Working To Address The Challenges Of Homelessness

Area communities and service agencies are working together to reduce homelessness in our region.
Area communities and service agencies are working together to reduce homelessness in our region.
Area communities and service agencies are working together to reduce homelessness in our region.
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Area communities and service agencies are working together to reduce homelessness in our region.

Homelessness is a serious and continuing problem in Greater Cincinnati, on both sides of the Ohio River. In 2013, the State of Kentucky ranked worst in the nation in the extent of child homelessness. And the number of sheltered individuals in Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties increased by more than 60 percent in 2014.

Joining us to discuss homelessness in Northern Kentucky and how communities and social service agencies are working to address the issue are Northern Kentucky Area Development District Human Services Specialist Marianne ScottEmergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky Executive Director Kim Webb; Gateway Community & Technical College student Monica Smith, who has personally experienced homelessness; and Executive Pastor of The Next Chapter Church and Welcome House Northern Kentucky Board Member, AaronBroomall.

The next Northern Kentucky ForumHomelessness: Examining causes, finding solutions,” will be held at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington on December10 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For information and reservations, click here.

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky is located at 634 Scott Street in Covington. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 9 a.m. For information call 859-291-4555.

The Northern Kentucky Forum is a partnership of theNKUScripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Skyward and Legacy.

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