The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition is set to release the findings of its 2017 homeless count Thursday.
The group will hold a series of community briefings, including a forum of people who are or have been homeless.
“Urgent action is needed to appropriately focus and scale our community response to homelessness,” TCHC executive director Otis Thornton said in a statement. “It will take everyone in our community, not just the dedicated agencies who provide services, to make a lasting impact and end homelessness in Tarrant County.”
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There are three separate events planned for the release:
‘Starting with Yes’ to improve Service Coordination
Community Briefing & Consumer Forum on Homelessness
1855 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth
Embracing and Driving Change
Arlington Briefing on Homelessness
Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse
700 E. Abram St., Arlington
A Home for All
Fort Worth Briefing on Homelessness
Fort Worth City Hall, Council Chambers
200 Texas St., Fort Worth
Child Care Associates — the largest child care nonprofit group in North Texas — recently released its study about the difficulties facing infants and toddlers in Tarrant County including homelessness.
Findings in Tarrant County include:
- More than 7,400 children under the age of 6 are homeless.
- In the county, newborn children are the most likely age group to be homeless.
- 50,000 women who are of child-bearing age are living below the poverty line.