3.9 Wide Open Spaces: Addressing Homelessness in Rural Areas

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Conference Presentation | March 5, 2014

Files: Rural Homeless Youth Listening Sessions Project Summary Report (PDF | 278 KB | 17 pages)

3.9 Wide Open Spaces: Addressing Homelessness in Rural Areas

There are many unique challenges to serving people experiencing homelessness in rural areas, including a lack of resources, siloed service providers, and vast distances to cover. In order to fully address homelessness in America, Balance of State Continuums and rural areas will need to operate at maximum capacity. This workshop will explore critical success factors for rural areas and what might work in your community. Attendees should come prepared to discuss their own challenges and successes, particularly around transportation, engaging faith-based providers, and identifying creative funding streams.