Posted 7 years ago on Sept. 30, 2012, 2:12 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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PERC’s Overflow Center, which houses guests in the center’s cafeteria when their overnight shelter is full – which it always is, just like every shelter in Hudson County, Edwards said – housed 283 people in January and 348 in August.
“We have been unbelievably busy all summer,” Edwards said, “So we’re a little on edge about what the winter is going to look like. If it’s this busy now, what are we going to do in January and February?”
Unfortunately, just when PERC’s needs are at an all-time high, government funding and the ability of those in the community to help meet those needs are decreasing.
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