Homelessness: Youth face ongoing challenges without a home, Stable housing solutions for homeless veterans

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Blue lockers line a hallway in a school building.
A student walks down a hallway with lockers Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Hackett Elementary School in Beloit, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Thousands of school-aged children in Wisconsin experience homelessness annually. We learn about supportive services and resources for homeless youth. Then, ahead of Veterans Day, we examine efforts to create stable housing and support services through veterans housing programs in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Thousands of Wisconsin students face 'doubled up' homelessness

    Last year, more than 16,400 homeless students were enrolled in Wisconsin school districts and thousands faced “doubled up” homelessness. The state Department of Public Instruction details its supportive services. Plus, we explore legislative efforts to support unaccompanied youth.

  • Policy and housing efforts to support Wisconsin's homeless veterans

    According to one 2022 snapshot, about 341 homeless veterans live in Wisconsin. The deputy secretary of the state Department of Veterans Affairs shares policy efforts to support homeless veterans. We also discuss veterans housing programs.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director
  • Joli Guenther Guest
  • Kristine Nadolski Guest
  • Chris McElgunn Guest

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