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A new program aims to address the growing problem of homeless women. If successful, it could provide long-term savings, while fulfilling a moral purpose.

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 July 19, 2011; Updated: 4:27 am

A recent two-part series by Day Staff Writer Claire Bessette well illustrated the complexities, challenges and emotional suffering associated with the problem of homelessness.

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Premium Content Affordable housing remains an intractable problem for those on the economic brink

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 4:26 am

A coalition of nine small agencies that serve homeless women has created a network of contacts that stretches beyond their individual boundaries and helps them deliver the one thing that is hardest to find: affordable housing.

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Premium Content A young life already full of hardship, heartbreak

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 3:12 pm

At age 26, Kristin DeShong has a life experience résumé no one would envy.

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Premium Content Homeless program coordinator walked in the shoes of those she now helps

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 1:15 pm

Donie Jarmon calls the Homeless Women Deserve Treatment program "my ministry in life." Before this, she worked for several years as a homeless outreach worker, but her experience actually goes back much further.

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Premium Content Outreach coordinator bridges culture, language gaps

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 12:50 am

Ken Chen is a businessman thrust into the world of women on the edge and in danger of falling off.

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Premium Content Watching women blossom is reward enough for case manager

 July 18, 2011; Updated: 11:44 am

Ben Green doesn’t mind being the only man in an office dedicated to helping homeless women overcome whatever situations have put them on the edge of society.

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Agencies join hands to help transform the lives of homeless women

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 4:26 am

Nine small agencies in southeastern Connecticut have joined forces to address the wide-ranging problems of homelessness women. In a two-day series, The Day tells the story of this innovative program, two of its clients and their caseworkers.

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Premium Content One woman's journey, from homeowner to homeless to hopeful

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 3:29 pm

Sarah Gamache was depressed, scared and confused.

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Premium Content Caseworker shares clients' triumphs, setbacks

 July 17, 2011; Updated: 10:44 am

When a client struggles or fails to call, Eva Vega's face is a picture of concern, like a mother worrying over a child who is late coming home from school.

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