Several local experts this morning gave an overview of homelessness in Lakeland and what is happening at social service agencies and schools to address it. The session, sponsored by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, was moderated by City Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley.

Panelists were:

The event was held at Lakeland Regional Health’s Hollis Cancer Center Auditorium. Presenting sponsors were Central Florida Health Care, Givewell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida.

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