Chester County Launches Partnership To End Homelessness

by Kristen Wilson

NOV. 22 — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Chester County has launched the Partnership to End Homelessness, a new program aimed at eliminating homelessness in the county through direct street outreach, shelter & transitional housing services, and public awareness.

“We’re trying to break down the stigma that often comes from not having a stable place to live,” said Robert Henry, who administers the Partnership for the County. “We want to make more people aware that shelter and rental assistance are available and that it’s OK to ask for help.”

Chester County has partnered with several nonprofit organizations in the area in order to amplify the shelter services provided through the program. The Partnership to End Homelessness is overseen by the Lived Experience Advisory Board, whose members provide input and advice based on their own experiences with homelessness in their lives.

As part of its mission to eliminate homelessness, the Partnership also strives to eliminate disparities and unequal outcomes in housing based on racial or economic inequality. The program will establish a Racial Equity Advisory Team to review and recommend policy changes, new programs and partnership opportunities to advance racial justice in the County.

Read the full press release here. To learn more, access the Partnership to End Homelessness website here.

 


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