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Homelessness in S. Illinois
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Homelessness in rural communities remains virtually invisible to the general public. Despite the increasing number of individuals experiencing homelessness, the problem continues to grow, especially among the most vulnerable populations: women, children, veterans, and the mentally ill. Through the stories of three formerly homeless women, this half-hour documentary attempts to raise awareness about the rural homeless in our region and to identify shelters and additional resources for those in need. Joshua Green, a graduate student in the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, produced this program as a graduate thesis project. If you or someone you know needs assistance – or if you would like to make donations to or volunteer your time at area shelters – see the resource list shown below. Or, call the national homeless shelter hotline at 1-800-207-3409.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 242