BRATTLEBORO -- On Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Brattleboro Retreat will host an evening of community dialogue on the subject of homelessness.
The evening will begin with a presentation by Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D., who will discuss her work with the homeless in Philadelphia. Luepnitz will also show a video about Project HOME, an organization considered by many in the U.S. to be among the most highly effective in ending homelessness. She will also discuss her work with other Philadelphia-area therapists who provide free counseling to the homeless.
Luepnitz is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and author of three books including "Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas." She is also the 2011 recipient of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology's Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to the growth of psychoanalytic practice within the community.
After her presentation, Luepnitz will join in a panel discussion with Windham County leaders who serve and advocate for the homeless. This panel includes: Knowles Wentworth, community outreach program coordinator for Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services; Pastor Lise Sparrow from the Guilford Church; Lucie Fortier, executive director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center; and Joshua Davis, executive director of Morningside Shelter.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Education Conference Room at the Brattleboro Retreat. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For information call 802-258-3785.