The Terre Haute NAACP Branch will be exploring some of the community services related to homelessness in our area during the monthly meeting on Monday, 6/18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vigo County Public Library.

“Poverty has a significant impact on any community,” explains Publicity chairperson, A. Theressa Bynum. “Studies show that almost anyone could find him/herself in need of assistance for paying bills or finding food and housing or medical attention.”

The NAACP observes that there is on-going, continuous support available in our community. Those attending this meeting will learn about community resources for homeless teens as well as one organization’s experiences in providing transitional housing. The goal of the program is to increase public awareness of some important community resources and to encourage support.

Bynum added, “whether poverty is temporary (such as, is due to unexpected job loss or illness), or generational, it benefits the entire community to support helping people become more self-sufficient.”

The most recent Point-In-Time homeless count reported a 2 percent decrease in the overall homeless population. “We are interested if local resources available to the homeless realize such a decrease,” ended Bynum.