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Community Homelessness: What Can Libraries Do?
June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community homelessness exists across the United States, in rural, suburban and urban areas. In this webinar, Julie Ann Winkelstein will give a brief overview of who is unhoused, the numerous ways community members experience homelessness, some basic statistics and facts about US homelessness, and insights into its impact on people’s lives, including daily trauma.
Building on this, she will offer suggestions for actions library staff can take, and provide specific examples of the various ways in which libraries are addressing the physical, emotional and practical needs of their unhoused community members.
Participants will come away with an understanding of the role of libraries in addressing homelessness, the critical importance of partnerships, and an action plan template, to help them move forward as they respond to the life challenges of this sometimes invisible, frequently underserved population.
REFERRAL. The recording will be posted in the CALL Academy.