Salvation Army

Cover the 318 raises money to put back in the community where the need is greatest. The organization currently focuses on solving the issue of chronic homelessness within Northeast Louisiana.

90.3 KEDM Public radio will dive into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at the next Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel will answer your questions on November 27 at 6 p.m at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  

5:30 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Meet and Greet

6 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Radio Forum

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Many homeless people can lose all hope. Captian Jerry Casey with the Salvation Army says the emphasis during the holidays is always enstilling the idea that things will always get better.  

Jay Curtis / KEDM

Over 500,000 Americans are homeless and 1.5 million have used transitional housing in the last year. 90.3 KEDM Public radio dove into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel  answered your questions on November 27 at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  

Panelists:

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Cover the 318 raises money to put back in the community where the need is greatest. The organization currently focuses on solving the issue of chronic homelessness within Northeast Louisiana.

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Monroe's Salvation Army is set to close. It is the only overnight shelter for the homeless in the area.  The closing is temporary and the organization will be scaled-back and restructured.

The overnight homeless shelter near DeSiard Street will be closed but many social services will continue. Last year the shelter had 12,000 overnight stays. 

Six local employees will lose their jobs in the reorganization. A Salvation Army spokesman says they just don't have enough money to support the current structure of the organization.