Many shelters and organizations are eager to reduce homelessness but have difficulty finding the right approach. Low-barrier programs like the one the Shalom Center recently opened in Bloomington provide assistance by removing as many requirements as possible.
But some think that this strategy may do more harm than good.
This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with representatives from community centers and the Indiana Housing Community and Development Authority to see what impact different homeless support programs have on Hoosiers and their communities.
Noon Edition airs Friday at 12 p.m.
Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Executive Director, Shalom Community Center
Rodney Stockment, Permanent Supportive Housing and Data Analyst, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
Rev. Timothy Fagg, CEO, The Light House Mission
David Carrico, Adult Services Director, Centerstone