JOIN US FOR A REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION
Homeless: having no home or permanent place of residence.
Nearly 5,000 residents in the Sacramento region are homeless. Approximately 1,700 of these residents are unsheltered. There are nearly 1,300 homeless families in the region.
Who should care for our homeless neighbors? The government? Nonprofits and churches? Or is it the personal responsibility of the individual experiencing homelessness?
What are the causes of homelessness? Bad choices? Addictions? Lack of jobs? Laziness? Convenient support services? Expensive housing? Poverty?
What is the economic impact on society in shelter, healthcare, mental health services and criminal justice costs?
The Village Square Sacramento "Dinner at the Square” will bring 100+ community members together to talk about the issues surrounding homelessness. The forum will be a casual and friendly conversation. We seek to be the best civil and respectful conversation of substance going, and plan to have fun while we do it.
The Village Square Sacramento intends to rebuild a modern-day village square and rekindle what it means to be engaged in policy matters that affect our lives and our wider community. We intend to show how dialogue (vs. debate) and disagreement can be held on deeply politicized issues – while staying civil and getting to answers that work. It's based on proven model built in Florida over seven years that has received national attention and a growing list of converts from around the country. Read about the Village Square in the Christian Science Monitor here.
We hope you’ll join us!