Pocono Alliance to Bring Awareness to Homelessness and Mental Illness

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV)   Homelessness and mental health are topics people don’t often like to talk about.

  Pocono Alliance and its sponsors are showing the award-winning PBS film “God Knows Where I Am” next Tuesday. After the film, a panel discussion will be held. The film tells the story of a homeless woman whose body is found in a vacant house.

 A diary lies next to her with notes about starvation and mental illness all while waiting for God to save her.

 Pocono Alliance says the film is important to bring to raise awareness in Monroe County.

The homeless population there ranges from 150 to 250 people.

“We want action to occur! We want our community to recognize that these are important topics to our community and to get involved with how we want to make change happen and to serve the most vulnerable.” Said Michael Tukeva, Executive Director of Pocono Alliance.

The film screens Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Beers Lecture Hall on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. It’s open to the public but you must register in advance.  . To Register Click Here  

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