On this week’s World Possibilities, we will be presenting the first hour of The Homelessness Marathon, recorded live from Brattleboro, VT. The Homelessness Marathon’s mission is to raise consciousness about homelessness and poverty in America and around the world.
“Who’s in the Overflow Shelter?”
The Homelessness Marathon will originate from in front of the Brattleboro First Baptist Church. The church is the site of Brattleboro’s overflow shelter (operated by the Brattleboro Drop-In Center), a place where men and women, in separate rooms, can sleep on the floor and get through the night. Some nights, as many as forty people sleep there. The Drop-In Center’s director, Lucy Fortier, and several of the folks who spend the night at the overflow shelter will help us to understand who they are, how they got there and what they face.