Forum panelists to discuss homelessness March 10

February 24, 2022

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host an online program titled Homelessness, the Heart of the Matter, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 10, via Zoom.

A panel of experts will discuss the needs of homeless families in Sussex County from various perspectives.

Panelist Rita Landgraf is professor of practice and distinguished health and social services administrator in residence at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the university faculty, she served as secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services under Gov. Jack Markell.

Community advocate Judson Malone is executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit Springboard Collaborative, whose mission is to build supportive transient living shelters and affordable housing communities.

Tish Galu, vice president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Wilmington Diocese, has been a long-term key member of the Sussex Housing Group.

Susan Kent, executive director of the nonprofit Better Homes of Seaford Inc., is a board member of the Delaware Continuum of Care and former executive director of Love Inc. in Seaford.

During this exceptionally cold winter with a record-setting blizzard, the number of homeless families in Sussex County has continued to increase. This forum is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the scope of the problem and to hear about some proposed solutions.

Attendees will be invited to participate in a question-and-answer period following the panelists’ presentations.

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