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Homelessness in S. Illinois
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.