Serving the Needs of Homeless Families
One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population is families with children. In Greater Cincinnati this July the number of families seeking shelter through the Central Access Point Hotline, 513-381-SAFE (7233), was up thirty-one percent from July last year. During the recent recession many parents have become homeless suddenly and unexpectedly, and now struggle to take care of their children while trying to get back on their feet. Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Georgine Getty, and Family Promise of Northern Kentucky Executive Director Lisa Desmarais discuss serving the needs of homeless families in Greater Cincinnati.