Homeless in Havelock

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 17:33 PM.

“I would love for another organization to come forward to help out,” Rogers said.

For Chiacchia, a place to turn in Craven County may be the Coastal Women’s Shelter in New Bern, which helps victims of domestic violence.

“All the services that we provide, which is shelter, court advocacy, counseling, these types of services to women and to children, is available,” said Martha Hardison, executive director. “We do not shelter any men. We only work with them on court advocacy, but for all women and children, those services are available.”

Cantor said the issue of homelessness would likely get worse before it gets better.

“The world has taken a paradigm shift,” she said. “We no longer have 40 hour a week jobs. We have jobs, but they are part-time wages. If you’re getting $250 a week, that’s not enough to live on today. It’s all just ricocheting down like a domino effect, so the numbers are growing.”



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