Warren City Schools welcomed more than 30 representatives of Trumbull County agencies, organizations and educational facilities to the March 16, 2023, Homelessness Awareness Event.
Special Guest Patricia Julianelle, Senior Director of School House Connection, Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, discussed homelessness among the nation’s homeless youth. She said the numbers are staggering and that many people are not aware of the how many school-age children are homeless.
Jill Merolla, WCS Supervisor of Community Outreach and Grant Development / Homeless Liaison and RaiTwann “Rai” Gaston, WCS family housing navigator, offered a closer look at homelessness among WCS’ students and their families and the efforts taking place within the school district to help them.
Additional insight was provided by a School House Connection youth speaker who experienced homelessness.