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Community conference to focus on the problem of homelessness and possible solutions

Posted June 15, 2018

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A community conference on homelessness is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 30 at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive. The goal is to educate the public and to redirect charitable efforts to be more effective.

Workshops will cover effective giving, how to get involved and housing opportunities. Scheduled presenters:

  • Mayor Betsy Price.
  • Tammy McGhee, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.
  • Lauren King, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.
  • Gary Wilkerson, When We Love.
  • Rev. Ralph W. Emerson Jr., Rising Star Baptist Church.
  • Bruce Frankel, DRC-Solutions.
  • Lindsay Klatzkin, Tarrant Churches Together.
  • Flora Brewer, Paulos Properties.
  • Gage Yager, Habitat for Humanity.
  • Rev. Dan Freemyer, Broadway Baptist Church.
  • Tara Perez, City of Fort Worth.

The event is free, but registration is required. The conference is organized by the city’s Directions Home program and the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.

To learn more, contact Tara Perez at 817-392-2235.

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