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By Leaps & Bounds: Housing Stability

First Steps Kent

Kate O’Keefe, Director of Development and Community Engagement, Family Promise, joins us

Home should be a safe, healthy, and nurturing place for a young child to explore, learn, and grow. However, far too many children in Kent County – disproportionately children of color – have no place to call home.

In 2019, nearly 1500 children ages 0-4 in Kent County came into contact with the homelessness system. Further reflecting racialized disparities, 1 in 6 African American Children ages 0-17 were in the homeless system in 2019, compared to 1 in 130 white children. Homelessness and housing insecurity threaten the start in life all children in our community need and deserve.

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Here to discuss is Kate O’Keefe, Director of Development and Community Engagement with Family Promise. To learn more about housing stability, visit: normalwasneverenough.org or familypromisegr.org.

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.
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