Q. Are there really homeless people in Parsons?
A. Homelessness is often assumed to be an urban phenomenon because homeless people are more numerous, more concentrated and more visible in urban areas.
However, people experience the same distress in America's small towns. Studies have shown that in Labette County alone on any given night there are more than 69 people homeless.
This is not counting the hidden homeless, that are staying with family members or friends.
Q. What Complicates Homelessness in Labette County?
A. Efforts to end rural homelessness are complicated by isolation, lack of awareness and lack of resources.
Become a part of the effort. Share your ideas with others and support the work of those that are working to reach people in this area.