Smaller Communities Have Higher Homelessness Rates


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Homelessness is spreading throughout smaller communities, including Ardmore.

According to local census, within the Grace Centerís five-county coverage area, there are 600 homeless teenagers. These young people are living from couch to couch for several reasons. Lesley Dvorak, executive director for The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma says it is the highest growing homeless population in southern Oklahoma, and it matches a nationwide trend.


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