Constant stress and every-day mobility of homelessness impact students’ cognitive development and academic performance. Intervention strategies to help children overcome these difficulties do work but are falling short due to lack of funding.  Hear what the schools are doing to help homeless children cope and succeed in school. Learn about the impact that a caring environment, predictable schedule, and regular breakfast/lunch can have on a child’s life. This roundtable discussion features leaders from the Triton, Amesbury and Newburyport schools, which reported 342 homeless students this year, and is moderated by Ed Cameron, CEO of Housing Families. Join friends and neighbors from Newburyport, Salisbury, Amesbury and surrounding towns in understanding the impact of homelessness and what you can do to help.

Wednesday, April 25, at 7 pm

Central Congregational Church’s Parish Hall

14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport

 

Oyster Fundraiser: Shucking for Shelter

January 13, 2018

Mark your calendar for Pennies for Poverty’s Oyster Fundraiser at Starboard Galley (55 Water Street, Newburyport) on Saturday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 pm. This year’s focus is Shucking for Shelter, with funds raised to be used to support people struggling to pay for housing and utilities on our area. This annual event brings together […]

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Finding Solutions to Homeless on the Seacoast

January 13, 2018

A community meeting to address homelessness held last week in Newburyport drew more than 100 neighbors, officials, relief agencies and advocates, who came together to exchange information and lay the groundwork for tackling homelessness in our area. The energy in the room was apparent and the consensus of speakers was that action is needed now to create more sustainable […]

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Discuss Potential Solutions to Help the Homeless in Our Community

January 5, 2018

No Place to Go When It’s Cold: Finding Solutions for Homeless in Our Community Pennies for Poverty and the Justice Action Ministry of the First Religious Society (FRS) Unitarian Universalist will host a public meeting on January 10 to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for the homeless in our area. John Feehan, executive director of […]

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