New numbers suggest more families are becoming homeless in Greater Cincinnati. The five shelters who serve them (Bethany House Services, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Mercy Health at St. John's, The Salvation Army and the YWCA) report a 31-percent increase in the number of calls to a help line in the past year.
One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population is families with children, nationally and here in Greater Cincinnati. 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.
Our guests on Impact Cincinnati this week are Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Georgine Getty, and Family Promise of Northern Kentucky Executive Director, Lisa Desmarais.