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Homelessness: Unpacking the Point in Time Count

Bright and early on the morning of September 12, over 40 community members gathered to unpack the point in time count of homelessness in the Monroe County community and across the nation. 
 
“We’re going to be talking about a lot of numbers today, and behind each number is a human person,” Executive Director of Shalom Community Center Rev. Forrest Gilmore said before beginning his presentation.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Know

On August 8, the topic, "Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Know” was explored by Jim Wiltz, PhD HSPP, a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience working with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is the director of Milestones, the clinical division of Stone Belt, that specializes in the support of people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Out of every 68 children in the United States, one will receive a diagnosis along the Autism Spectrum.

Unteachable & Difficult: Understanding Childhood Trauma

“You’ve each been given a magic wand to address the issue of childhood trauma. The catch is, you can only pick one thing. What would you pick that would have the biggest impact on this issue?”  

Panelists explored this and other questions posed by the audience at the July 11th Wake Up! With United Way which focused on "Unteachable and Difficult - Understanding Childhood Trauma.”  

“Evicted! Poverty, Policy, and the Law" Examined at Wake Up!

Community members were up bright and early to learn more about the topic “Evicted! Poverty, Policy, and the Law” during the second monthly “Wake Up! with United Way” breakfast panel. The crowd of more than 40 attendees gathered at The Mill on Thursday, May 9th to hear from panelists Marcy Wenzler from the Housing Law Center at Indiana Legal Services, Sarah Boomsma from the Bloomington Housing Authority, and Sandi Clothier, from Monroe County United Ministries.

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