Bowie State University’s Human Resources Development (HRD) Program will shine a light on the changing face of homelessness in Prince George’s County and empower women in transition at local shelters to take control of their situation on Saturday, Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Library Special Collections Room.

“When you lose your home you don’t know what to do. There is no roadmap to guide you to the services that are available for help,” said Dr. Wendy Edmonds, a professor of the HRD program. “This program is an effort to support our community in reaching out to the women forced into the ever increasing homeless population and those who want to be a source of support.”

The program, “A Celebration of Women in Transition,” will feature discussions that raise the awareness of the growing homeless problem and the array of services offering training and development that empower individuals with housing needs to improve their circumstance. Highlights of the program will include panel discussions with women in transition sharing their personal experiences with homelessness; and sharing their experience of triumph through entrepreneurship and advocacy.

The program will benefit churches, community organizations and individuals who care about helping families in crisis. Homeless services provider will be on hand to offer guidance and resources to help women learn to navigate the process and receive assistance.

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