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Homelessness town-hall meeting

Local leaders will convene to discuss homelessness with each other and the public.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Citizen's Alert

Description:

Homelessness does not just affect the homeless; our whole community is impacted. It is estimated that more than 4,000 people (including families, adults and children) are homeless in Santa Barbara County. Services, programs and associated costs for managing temporary and chronic homelessness could cost the region as much as $35-$40 million annually. Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, and the business sector each play a role in crafting and implementing solutions to the issue of homelessness; yet a solid solution is elusive.

Join a conversation that matters with a group of leaders from these sectors of Santa Barbara as they have a candid discussion about the options before the community. Come to listen and share your perspectives, not only on what the real-world challenges are, but how we can make progress as stewards of our own community.

The dialogue will feature Rob Pearson (Santa Barbara Housing Authority), Cam Sanchez (SB Police Department - Chief of Police), Kathleen Baushke (Transition House), Mark Asman (Trinity Episcopal- Reverend), and Trey Lindle (Senior Manager, Paseo Nuevo).
It will be moderated by Stan Roden, JD, a mediation-arbitration specialist; Nick Welsh of the Independent; and Tom Bolton of Noozhawk.

The meeting is presented by the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and sponsored in part by the McCune Foundation.

Phone: 805-682-4711

Event posted Oct. 31, 2012
Last updated Oct. 31, 2012

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