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Homeless in Ketchikan
By Shannon Nelson


March 07, 2011
Monday PM

Regarding Homeless in Ketchikan, I have so many questions because I too would like to see this terrible situation talked about. Do you know that we have mothers with children without homes? It appears that the homeless here are not obvious, they aren't walking around with signs advertising their plight.

So what are the questions: Who are the homeless? How many homeless are there? Why are they homeless? Where are the homeless during the day? Where do they go at night? How did they become homeless? And most importantly what can be done about it?

Where is the low-income housing? Do we need more and if we do how do we go about it? Who are the people that can make things happen? Where are the people that can make a difference?

Families are torn apart by homelessness. Children would rather live with their parents than in foster care if it is simply the need of a roof, food and clothing.

What can I do? How can I help? Who can I call? Anybody else wondering?

Shannon Nelson
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Ketchikan resident since 1966."

Received March 07, 2011 - Published March 07, 2011


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