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Helping the homeless

A new program aims to address the growing problem of homeless women. If successful, it could provide long-term savings, while fulfilling a moral purpose.



Helping homeless

 July 19, 2011; Updated: 4:27 am

A recent two-part series by Day Staff Writer Claire Bessette well illustrated the complexities, challenges and emotional suffering associated with the problem of homelessness.


Premium Content Affordable housing remains an intractable problem for those on the economic brink

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 4:26 am

A coalition of nine small agencies that serve homeless women has created a network of contacts that stretches beyond their individual boundaries and helps them deliver the one thing that is hardest to find: affordable housing.


Premium Content A young life already full of hardship, heartbreak

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 3:12 pm

At age 26, Kristin DeShong has a life experience résumé no one would envy.


Premium Content Homeless program coordinator walked in the shoes of those she now helps

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 1:15 pm

Donie Jarmon calls the Homeless Women Deserve Treatment program "my ministry in life." Before this, she worked for several years as a homeless outreach worker, but her experience actually goes back much further.


Premium Content Outreach coordinator bridges culture, language gaps

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 12:50 am

Ken Chen is a businessman thrust into the world of women on the edge and in danger of falling off.


Premium Content Watching women blossom is reward enough for case manager

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 11:44 am

Ben Green doesn’t mind being the only man in an office dedicated to helping homeless women overcome whatever situations have put them on the edge of society.


Agencies join hands to help transform the lives of homeless women

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 4:26 am

Nine small agencies in southeastern Connecticut have joined forces to address the wide-ranging problems of homelessness women. In a two-day series, The Day tells the story of this innovative program, two of its clients and their caseworkers.


Premium Content One woman's journey, from homeowner to homeless to hopeful

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 3:29 pm

Sarah Gamache was depressed, scared and confused.


Premium Content Caseworker shares clients' triumphs, setbacks

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 10:44 am

When a client struggles or fails to call, Eva Vega's face is a picture of concern, like a mother worrying over a child who is late coming home from school.



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