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 V.16 No.21 | May 24 - 30, 2007 

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Maria’s Story

The population of homeless women and children across the country is growing, says Lisa LaBrecque, director of policy for the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. Albuquerque's no exception. Families with children make up an estimated 40 percent of the city's homeless population, according to LaBrecque. The housing market booms. Rents jump. Affordable housing dwindles.

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Another Experience

Helping Homeless Women in Albuquerque

"There's a million stories as to why women are homeless," says Jill Criswell, development director of the Barrett Foundation, a system of services that houses the only emergency shelter in Albuquerque for women. There are way more services for homeless men in Albuquerque, because that's how estimates regarding the makeup of the homeless population skew, she says.

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Today's Events

Duke it Out at Builders Source Appliance Gallery

Live cooking competition for Albuquerque's finest chefs benefiting El Ranchito de los Ninos, a home for children whose parents are unable to care for them.

Tribute to Mariah Carey at Sidewinders

Eli Berry • singer-songwriter at Tractor Brewing Taproom

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