YW-CT Curiosity and Conversations: Homelessness in Connecticut

YaleWomen Connecticut

Curiosity and Conversations – with savories and sweets!

“Opening the aperture” about issues that affect women – engaging in conversations, discourse, and discovery. This is some of YaleWomen’s best work!

Join us for a thought provoking conversation about the issue of homeless: Who are the homeless? What are the causes of homelessness? What are the solutions?

With these Yale women alums – graduates of the Schools of Management, Nursing, and Public Health – who are making a difference:

  • Katherine McCormack '81 MPH, RN, MEP has worn many hats in service to the City of Hartford, including Director of Emergency Management and Director of Health.

  • Linda Schwartz ’84 MSN and ’98 DrPH has worn many hats in service to veterans, including Commissioner of Veteran Affairs for the State of Connecticut and assistant secretary for policy and planning for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Linda continues her work on women veteran issues with a program that began when she was Commissioner of Veteran Affairs, "Have You Ever Served?" which supports efforts to identify veterans in the community and with health care providers.

Introduced by Amy Levine Klein ’93, ’98 JD

Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019

2 – 4 pm

(2-2:30 social, 2:30-3:30 conversation with Q&A, 3:30-4 social)

At the Hartford home of Susan Lennon ’85 MPPM.  Susan’s address and other details will be provided to those who RSVP.

RSVP no later than Sunday, March 31st

A YaleWomen Connecticut tradition: potluck refreshments! Savories – those whose last names begin with A through L. Sweets – those whose last names begin with M through Z. Susan will provide beverages.

Do you know? (sources: various)

  • Homelessness is one of our nation’s most misunderstood and vexing social problems. Homelessness does not discriminate. Families with children, single adults, teenagers and older individuals of all races struggle with the devasting effects of homelessness.
  • More families experience homelessness in the United States than in any other industrialized nation. Thirty-five percent (35%) of homeless persons are in family households (typically a single mother with two young children). Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
  • One in 30 American children experience homelessness annually; 51% are under age five. More than 2.5 million children are homeless each year.
  • Thirty-one percent (31%) of all homeless people are youths under the age of 24.
  • While the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has decreased, veterans make up approximately 95% of all homeless adults – 90.8% are men and 8.5% are women.
  • The lack of affordable housing is a primary cause of homelessness. (Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked, affecting the ability to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care and education.)
  • Domestic violence is also a primary cause of homelessness. Ninety-two percent (92%) of homeless women have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives, and 63% have been victims of intimate partner violence as adults.
WHEN
April 07, 2019 at 2pm - 5pm
WHERE
Susan Lennon's home
CONTACT
Susan Lennon · · 2034440852
43 RSVPS
Mary Martin Darcy Lowell Pamela Hartley Marina Marmolejo Suzanne Solensky Brittany Connolly mariette mccourt Lisa Bates Katie Sabin Linda Craib Tracy Guyer Maryann McGuire Carly Zubrzycki Danielle Morgan Vesi Bikova Lois Palmer Marnie Mueller Nicole Palffy-Muhoray Sheri Caplan Carolyn Lumsden Laurie Cameron Nadine Fraser Linda Honan Beth Cheney Stefanie Toise, PhD, MPH, C-IAYT Deborah Martin Suzanne Sobel Shannon Marimon Shirley Girouard Eileen Breslin Karen Warner Amy Klein Anne Boucher

Who's RSVPing

Mary Martin
Darcy Lowell
Pamela Hartley
Marina Marmolejo
Suzanne Solensky
Brittany Connolly
mariette mccourt
Lisa Bates
Katie Sabin
Linda Craib
Tracy Guyer
Maryann McGuire
Carly Zubrzycki
Danielle Morgan
Vesi Bikova
Lois Palmer
Marnie Mueller
Nicole Palffy-Muhoray
Sheri Caplan
Carolyn Lumsden
Laurie Cameron
Nadine Fraser
Linda Honan
Beth Cheney
Stefanie Toise, PhD, MPH, C-IAYT
Deborah Martin
Suzanne Sobel
Shannon Marimon

Will you come?


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