The question of how to help the homeless is not easily answered. The next edition of “Newsmakers” will feature organizations that try to help those who want to be helped.

Former homeless people were asked about what keeps some on the streets and what they see as the biggest hurdles for those who want to change their circumstances.

Our Veterans First, a relatively new 501C3 organization, is geared toward building short-term housing to help veterans gain the skills necessary that could get them off the streets permanently. What they need now is a generous gift of land. The new installment of “Newsmakers” checks out about their efforts and continued assistance from the Homeless Coalition of Jasper and Newton Counties.

It will air nightly at 5 and 9 p.m. the week of April 18 on KGCS-TV, and at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, on KOAM. The program will also be posted on the station’s YouTube channel – KGCS Missouri Southern. 

KGCS programming can be seen on channel 21, and is also available on regional cable television systems such as Sparklight, Mediacom and Suddenlink Communication. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.