Thoresen reports that the program has served over 750 people since February with about 60% of those served falling between the ages of 20 and 50.
The NJ State Interagency Council on Homelessness held a hearing where advocates gave recommendations for the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
Laura Zeilinger, Director of the USICH said, “Everybody deserves a place to put their head down at night and nobody actually chooses homelessness.”
Coordinated assessment must replace the homelessness services system and should not be used as an “add on” to your current system.
A single point of entry system called the Atlantic Homeless Alliance has been established in Atlantic County to prevent and end homelessness.