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FOCUS:  Assessing an almost-invisible population in Charleston

FOCUS: Assessing an almost-invisible population in Charleston

By Becca Hopkins, special to Charleston Currents | People flock to Charleston. They come in droves for the weather, the culture, the food, the slower pace of life. For most people, Charleston is an eminently livable city and both the tourist industry and the pace of residential growth reflect that.

However, there is one almost-invisible population in Charleston that is not enjoying the advantages that Charleston has to offer. Charleston is home to hundreds of individuals under the age of 25 who are either experiencing homelessness or some variety of housing insecurity. An even greater number are experiencing food insecurity, meaning that they don’t get an adequate amount of nutritious food regularly. This population is mixed in with our K-12 students and college students, though there are many who are not in school and are living off the grid and outside of any systems.

PHOTO ESSAY:  Protests visible around the area

PHOTO ESSAY: Protests visible around the area

Protesters have gotten much more visible in the weeks since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Here’s a Photo Essay that shows protesters in North Charleston on Friday and in Mount Pleasant Feb. 7.

by · 02/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos