When people think of homelessness, most envision the interior of major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Pastor Bill Kerns, and Sargent Alan Mills want to shift that way of thinking, where people will take local homelessness more seriously. Mills said the average rural town's population is 10-15% homeless, and that includes the city of Taylorville where the issue is fairly hidden.
Kerns said he and Mills know it will take some time but, they are in the planning stages of trying to have more options for homeless people in the area.
For more information, call the Taylorville Police Department at 824-2211 or call Pastor Kerns at 824-8181. Kerns and Mills appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.