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What homelessness means in Trenton

Each year an independent group called Monarch Housing Associates, conducts the Point in Time homelessness count in New Jersey. In 2014 the number of homeless had increased by 15.8 percent over 2013. In Mercer county the number of homeless counted on the night of January 28, 2014, was 642. In Trenton the homeless take refuge…

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Local veterans struggle to find the path out of homelessness

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Note: Names of all Rescue Mission patrons mentioned in this article have been changed at their request; some feared that people knowing they were homeless could prevent them from getting jobs, others had not told family members that they were homeless sought to protect their privacy. The reality of being a homeless veteran The office…

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Charity shields homeless during Sandy

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To make food bags in the dark for complete strangers staying in motels is one of the projects that people working at Home Front did during Hurricane Sandy. Many of Mercer County’s homeless and low income families were helped by the organization during the recent storm. According to HomeFront’s website, their mission is “to end…

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Homeless youth benefit from 500 mile local charity bike ride

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“It’s hard when you are cold and don’t have a place to sleep at night and know you can’t go home,” said Felix Green, outreach counselor at Anchor House, an organization that has been helping homeless and at risk youth and their families since 1978. Prior to calling Anchor House his employer, Green called it…

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