United Way, Homeless Service Center partner on film series

United Way of Whatcom County is partnering with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center to sponsor a Homeless in Bellingham film project.

The project is designed to raise the level of discourse and understanding about the variety of issues involved in homelessness. Each episode in the series will highlight one or more particular homeless subpopulations or issues. and they are each designed to be unique in their look and feel.

“United Way of Whatcom County is focusing efforts to increase safe, stable, and affordable housing in order to ensure self-sufficiency for local residents,” said Peter Theisen, President/CEO of United Way of Whatcom County, in a news release. “When homelessness is reduced the entire community benefits in the form of decreased crime, less emergency room visits, and less tax payer dollars spent on incarceration. We are so excited to be part of this video series which will shed some light on the complex topic of homelessness and will give us all a glimpse in to the lives of individuals who are homeless and the success stories of individuals who have overcome homelessness.”

To view the first videos in the Homeless in Bellingham film series, visit www.whatcomhsc.org.

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