This week we are speaking with experts on homelessness in Bloomington, those who have studied the causes and effects of homelessness through firsthand experience. Our expert Glen knows that alcoholism is no party. Our expert Angela has studied the effects of homelessness on college students, Our expert Billy has found that when housing rolls in, success comes tumbling after. Hear these stories and others, directly from those who have experienced homelessness in Bloomington.
Today on “I’m Homeless” we hear from Angela Riley
A mother of seven, Angela became homeless after her divorce in 2010. While utilizing Bloomington’s social services, shelters, and sleeping outside, she has completed her GED, been employed, and is enrolled to begin Ivy Tech Community College in May. She is also a recent addition to the Board of Directors at the Shalom Community Center. Angela came by the WFHB studios along with advocate Samantha Harrell, to share her story of homelessness and their efforts for permanante emergency shelter in Bloomington.
At 7pm April 1st there will be a march in support of Bloomington’s homeless beginning at People’s Park. The March will end at the Courthouse where there will be speakers and a candlelight vigil.