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Forum Post: Use of homeless shelter breaks records

Posted 9 years ago on Sept. 30, 2012, 2:12 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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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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Sorry guys, it's been so long since I have been up here, I have forgotten all the little tricks like how to shorten the link and all that jazz.



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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

These micro level stories are important because they tell what is going on on the macro level. Thanks for posting it.

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 9 years ago

Good thread. I'm sorry more people don't respond to this type of materiel. It has become increasingly clear to me that some people lack the necessary mental faculty required to "Get It". But, I get it and so does everyone you are giving a voice to. Thx for the thread.


[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

Thank you, Zen. You so rock.

This is going to be a a really difficult year. It's almost as if it is intentional.


[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I agree.