Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Indiana TV station doing a series on Poverty

The TV station WNDU is running a series on poverty in Indiana. It's a special series that they are running during the 11 o'clock news.

Here is the link to the video on last night's story.

A reporter for the station, Alana Greenfogel profiled a homeless single mother in her story.

Rebecca Roberts is 22 years old with four children, and home for her is the Center for the Homeless.

“This was my... kinda only choice,” says Roberts, who explains the choice came when she left an abusive relationship.

“Homeless people are not guys with shaggy beards living under bridges; they’re like my parents, or like me,” she says.

Jacqueline Kronk, with the Center for the Homeless, says, “We’re seeing families and we’re seeing children and we’re seeing younger and younger children.”

Men and women in this very community who, before these times, never considered poverty a piece in their puzzles are now finding it fits.

“We’ve had dentists, we’ve had doctors. Whether it be generational poverty or situational poverty, they’ve walked through our doors,” says Kronk.

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