Agencies take count to get help for homeless

Carlisle/West Shore

Agencies in Cumberland County are seeing more people on the streets and in shelters, and they have a plan to help turn those lives around.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires a point-in-time count, a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness in American communities. The census helps determine an accurate picture of homelessness to determine funding for the year 

For 24 hours, teams in the county set out to find anyone who seems to be homeless, offer them a warm shelter, and also bringing them resources to get them back on their feet.

Teams worked Wednesday night and throughout the day Thursday. They expect to help nearly 100 people in just 24 hours.

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