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Social Justice Roundtable

Libraries, Homelessness, and Housing Insecurity

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, Connecticut  06457
United States
Contact: Jason Villani

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Libraries, Homelessness, and Housing Insecurity

Join us for another session on Libraries and the topic of homelessness as we further the conversation and learn about new training available from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and talk with key staff from the Friendship Center based in New Britain. We will also discuss how libraries can become institutional stakeholders in this area, what are the possibilities for partnerships, how can we foster dialogue and public education on this topic, and what can we do to better serve this population.



Carl Asikainen (Youth Coordinator at Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness)

Marianne Farr (PATH*/Housing navigator for the Friendship Service Center NB)

Vera Clark (outreach coordinator for PATH* at the Friendship Service Center NB)


Articles to read:

The Deep, Uniquely American Roots of Our Affordable Housing Crisis

Long Before Redlining: Racial Disparities in Homeownership Need Intentional Policies

Social Housing in the United States: A People's Policy Project



*Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
Federally funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), PATH programs provide outreach and engagement into services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have serious mental health needs or who have mental health needs with a co-occurring substance use disorder.

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