These people are the reason I am writing this. In a world where we observe poverty everyday, how often do we actually see it? My goal is to bring light to the people we all too often let slip below the radar. For example, when Missourians think of homelessness, they usually think of large cities, but homelessness is a growing problem in rural areas too. Throughout my research, I hope to learn some of the stories behind the people--not just their situations. Why is it that our land of opportunity has so many who struggle to survive? And what does it take to prevent and reverse homelessness? Granted, it is very difficult to study homelessness across our great nation, so we'll begin with someplace simple: home. I hope to share with you how this growing epidemic is affecting Missouri--or, more specifically, Franklin County--and the ways that I believe we can impact it. Once we realize these things, we can begin on our path to eliminate homelessness from our culture and build a road home.
Welcome to the journey,