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Lindsay forum spotlights homeless problem

Lindsay forum spotlights  homeless problem

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lindsay – While conversations at the national level are engulfed in talks about refugees without a home, the same could be said for citizens right here at home. The homelessness problem in Tulare County and cities like Visalia are growing and solutions have not managed to keep pace. That is why the Lindsay Cultural Arts Forum welcomes communities to the Lindsay Gallery and Museum at 165 N. Gale Hill in Lindsay on March 1 to hear what officials in the field today have to say about it. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Forum will welcome Health and Human Services Agency Director for Tulare County Jason Britt, and Angel Galvez, an Administrative Specialist in Mental Health. Together they will address the questions of why this is occurring now when it was not a problem 20 years ago, at least not at this level. But most importantly they hope to address what we as a society are doing to address the issue.

The Forum also notes that many in the community are involved with the Lindsay Strathmore Coordinating Council as well as the Visalia Rescue Mission. But the question begs to be asked whether the efforts are useful and efficient and what else needs to be done?

A press release from the Lindsay Cultural Arts Forum notes that it is unlikely that the solution to this problem will be presented as “The War on Poverty” has been waged for decades and “poverty” has not surrendered. However, the effort still needs to be made to understand and hopefully do better.

For more information please contacts Chuck Sheldon at 359-5865 or Ginny Wilson at 334-7459.

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