Ashley Jackson: Community Support for the Homeless Population

Homelessness has always been a problem as is finding affordable housing and a income large enough to support an individuals and others in their care. I was interested in the programs offered by the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia to assist people living in poverty and what services aid the homeless in shelters and by local churches and community centers. I volunteered at the Thurman Brisben Center providing free childcare to the parents at the shelter and also researched the center’s history. In addition I looked into the policies that the state and federal government have that provide funding and increases the standard of living for residents of the city.


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