Hickory – Hickory Police Department will host a community forum on homelessness, the effects, and possible community strategies that can be implemented to address some of the issues by establishing a collaborative community effort.

The discussion will be held in Grace Chapel on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus on Monday, March 5th from 2:00 to 5:00pm.  All community stake holders and media are invited to be part of the discussion.  Goals for the forum are:

To get accurate information to the public on the real facts about homelessness in Hickory.

Provide information about the services that exist.

Discuss ways to address the homelessness issue in a productive way without encouraging panhandling, urban camping or other things that are detrimental to our community or those in need.