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`Face of Homelessness’ Event to Shine a Light on Collin County Issue

Submitted by Marisela Cadena-Smith, Collin College

The Collin College Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement will host its annual “The Face of Homelessness: Finding Solutions for Collin County” from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy in Plano.

Many area residents may be surprised to learn that young children are experiencing homelessness in the cities they call home. According to the Collin County 2012 Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count, there were “531 homeless individuals in Collin County reported, which was a 44 percent increase over last year’s reported number.” The number includes 320 adults and 211 children. “Like prior years, more than half of the children identified in the homeless count were elementary school age or younger.”

Free and open to the public, “The Face of Homelessness” features presentations from city representatives, school districts, social service agencies and the Collin County Homeless Coalition regarding initiatives to resolve the homeless issue in Collin County.

A question-and-answer session will follow.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at csce@collin.edu or 972.881.5927 with any questions.

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