Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 26, 2012, 10:11 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Mild temperatures and the promise of free breakfast, clothing and medical checkups may have helped bump up the numbers for this year’s annual surveys to count the Shore area’s homeless and potentially homeless population.
Jeffrey Schwartz, who oversees Project Homeless Count for the Monmouth County Department of Human Services, said 527 people were counted at four sites, up from 291 last year counted at three snow-covered sites. The numbers include counts taken by volunteers who traveled to potential homeless hangouts throughout the county. http://www.app.com/article/20120126/NJNEWS/301260025/Monmouth-homeless-survey-records-greater-numbers
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