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Homelessness: Intractable

Painful stories of trauma are at the heart of the homeless crisis found in most every community in our country. Job loss, health emergencies, domestic violence, substance abuse or physical, emotional or mental health problems put neighbors, family members or friends out of their homes and on the street, said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Department of Public Health director, in introductory remarks Monday at a forum on homelessness organized by the League of women Voters of Skagit County and the chapter of School Retirees of Skagit-San Juan-Island Counties. Johnson called many of the causes...


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