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REM Forum on Youth Homelessness, Results

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Over 80 people attended the forum on youth homelessness that was held Oct 18 in REM Forum. Moderator Cass Hirschfelt introduced the panelists:

  • Betty Palmer - Executive Director, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
  • Colleen Lachowicz - Director of School-Based Services, Kennebec Behavioral Health
  • Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR - Program Director, Teen Parent School Program, Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers
  • Danielle Morse, LSW, CADC, RN - Halcyon House Director, Youth and Family Services
  • Tony Veit, LSW - Youth and Family Services, Coordinator for Runaway and Homeless Youth Outreach Program
  • Yvonne Mickles - Community Services Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services

Following a brief presentations by the panelists and a question and answer period, everyone at the forum began to brainstorm ideas about possible "next steps" to address this very important issue.
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After the brainstorming, each table discussed the ideas to come up with the best possibilities.
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A consolidation of the Community input can be found
*** by clicking here ***
For Amy Calder's Morning Sentinel article on the forum...

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There was a followup meeting in REM Forum on Tuesday, Nov 15 to develop a plan for the "next steps" to be taken.
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