Bergen County Project Homeless Connect in the News

The upcoming Project Homeless Connect event in Bergen County has been featured in New York One news. In her report, Christina Sico highlights some of the services that will be offered on January 29.

Bergen County Drop-In Center To Host Event To Help Area Homeless

January 22, 2008

The image of Bergen County living is one of luxury high rises or large houses in the suburbs. It’s rare to think of people living on the streets. As NY1’s Christina Sico explains in the following report, county officials are asking residents to reach out to the borough’s homeless.

During the winter months, the Bergen County Community Action Partnership Drop-In Center in Hackensack is open 24 hours — so the homeless can escape the cold.

Last year, a Point-in-Time survey found 1,454 people throughout the county had no place to call home. More than 500 were children.

“They have no home to go,” said Bergen County Director of Crisis Division Allison DuBois. “So they come here so all their needs can be met. They take showers. They use the phone for business-type calls and medical appointment.”

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