Spalding University will host national speaker Dr. Jim O’Connell, president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, as part of the one year anniversary celebration for Rx:Housing – 100K Homes/Louisville. The local movement, organized by Coalition for the Homeless, represents Metro Louisville’s effort to help our most vulnerable homeless citizens move to permanent housing.
On September 19, 20, and 21, 2011, the Coalition for the Homeless organized a group of over 100 volunteers, including Spalding President Tori Murden McClure as well as Spalding students, faculty and staff, to interview homeless persons on the streets in Louisville as part of the national 100K Homes Campaign—a national effort that aims to help 100,000 homeless Americans at risk of dying on the streets to move to permanent housing by July 2013. The anniversary celebration is a way to update the community on Louisville’s progress (one year post assessment) and to provide interested volunteers with a better understanding of the efforts of Rx:Housing – 100K Homes/Louisville.
The event and reception is free and open to the public, but does require a reservation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling and leaving your name at 636-9550 x 11.