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Germanna Community College

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Homelessness is a community issue which affects every country. My research group and I decided to look into the causes of homelessness in our community. We interviewed the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care (FRCoC), The Brisben Center (TBC), and Micah Ecumenical Ministries (MEM) to better understand the situation in District 16 of Virginia. This paper discusses the actions already in place in the district as well as our proposed solutions to help the homeless population. We propose acting on minimum wage, petitioning and revising a budget proposed by the FRCoC, and opening a new shelter to serve the chronically homeless. Most important, however, is the support the community provides.


Chloe Allen presented this paper at the 5th Annual Student Research and Writing Symposium at Germanna Community College.

*Honorable Mention*

Copyright © 2019 by Chloe Allen



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