Document Type

Research Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2020


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.


Faculty Advisor: JoEllen Pederson



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