Some Counties Plan for Postponed Counts February 4th
With about half of the counties in the state moving forward with hosting the Point-in-Time and Project Homeless Connect events on January 28, 2015, the press across the state continue to cover the #NJCounts 2015.
The balance of the NJCounts events will occur on February 4. 2015. Click here for an updated schedule.
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“… As volunteers visited shelters, soup kitchens, and outdoor areas, they heard a variety of reasons why people were homeless, said Beth Joseph, director of communications at Jewish Family Service, the lead agency for Atlantic County’s Homeless Alliance Program. There are still many without homes because of Sandy, and, Joseph said, volunteers were also meeting former workers who lost their jobs when four casinos closed.”
“This annual event helps connect the homeless to the services they need and gives homeless service providers an opportunity to come together under one roof at the same time. The data collected through the PIT survey also assists with countywide program planning and development, and helps bring us closer to the goal of ending homelessness in Bergen County.”