One of the most overlooked populations in any community is the homeless. However, this population is still a very important part of any community. This population can be valuable to the community if given the correct resources. Therefore, it is important for communities to be cognizant of the homeless population present in the area so that they can make informed decisions on policies that pertain to this population and the allocation of resources. It is the purpose of this study to not only attempt to count the total homeless population but also observe and evaluate the resources present to the homeless in Farmville and the surrounding areas. This project was done in close cooperation with STEPS in Farmville, which provides multiple services for the homeless population. Hopefully, this study can also help raise awareness for this population present in our community.
Gomez, Angelika; Lyons, Shannon; Mancini, Molly; and Saunders, Sarah, "Why Steps is such an important program in our area" (2020). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 62.