Want to be a part of CT’s annual Point In Time Count?

Every year, states that receive federal aid conduct a census of people who are homeless in their state. Connecticut’s census — a Point In Time count — is scheduled for Jan. 24, and volunteers are needed. This is an awesome way to learn more about homelessness, and you’ll be conducting an important task in the …

As you read this…

¬† …a cadre of volunteers are among ’em, searching the byways and highways for people who are sleeping rough, sleeping outside in this awful weather. The point is to count them (this is the annual Point In Time count), and interview them (this is new), and see what services they need to be housed. These …

Joplin. Oh, HAIL, yes.

(Hey! That’s Northpark Mall, also home of the Joplin Eagles! Thanks, Jane, for the video.) I hail from the Joplin area, the site of the worst tornado imaginable on May 22, 2011. A third of the town was blown to thunder. The death toll heads north of 150. ¬†Trees were stripped bare. Schools were destroyed …