Coon Rapids, Minn. — The subject of homelessness was the topic of discussion at the Coon Rapids City Center Thursday (1/21) afternoon.
The panel discussion was put on by three local organizations: Hope 4 Youth, Family Promise of Anoka County and Stepping Stone Emergency Housing. Organizers used the forum to shed light on the problem locally.
“We really thought it was essential not just to inform the community as our own organizations but all of us coming together and making sure that we answer the questions and we tell the stories of our residents and those individuals we work with so the community can have a better understanding and a clearer understanding of what homelessness in Anoka County does look like,” says Julie Jeppson of Stepping Stone Emergency Housing.
A representative from the YMCA also spoke about services they provide to the homeless.