Changing face of homelessness in Onondaga County at this week’s TMR

The Dec. 16 session of Thursday Morning Roundtable (TMR) features Linda Wright, executive director of the Salvation Army; Anthony Discenza, housing program coordinator for the Community Development Division of Onondaga County; Michael Melara, executive director of Catholic Charities; and Sarah Merrick, social services program coordinator for Onondaga County Department of Social Services.

The panel will discuss reasons for the increase in the homeless rate from 2008 to 2009, how the demographics of the homeless have changed in recent years, and how the current economy impacts the social service programs in Onondaga County.

TMR meets from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd. For further information, contact Sandra Barrett, director of community programs, (315) 443-4846. The TMR program is broadcast on WCNY-FM, 91.3 on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at