[Hpn] Covington, KY - Homeless coalition lauds Covington police for their efforts - The Cincinnati Enquirer - July 19, 2002

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Homeless coalition lauds Covington police for their efforts
in furthering understanding of Northern Kentucky's homeless
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Kentucky News Briefs - The Cincinnati Enquirer - July 19, 2002

COVINGTON, KY — The Northern Kentucky Housing and Homeless Coalition will
recognize Covington Police Chief Al Bosse and the rest of the police department
for their efforts in furthering understanding of Northern Kentucky's homeless.

The award will be presented at 1 p.m. Monday at the Northern Kentucky Area
Development District offices in Florence.

Chief Bosse will be recognized for starting a “Homelessness 101” class for the
Covington Police Department. The class was taught by the housing and homeless
coalition.

Each officer received a resource card with homeless assistance information.

“Police are often on the scene when a homeless person needs help,” said Joan
Weingartner, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Housing and Homeless
Coalition.

“There is a lack of shelter space for men especially, and we know that in the
winter, the police pick up homeless men and put them in jail so they do not
freeze to death.”

For more information on the class, call Ms. Weingartner at (859) 431-8003.

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H. C. [Sonny] Covington, Editor
Homeless and Housing News
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