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Homeless Count is Next Week


Central Oregon will be holding its annual homeless count a week from Thursday. January 27th, volunteers will conduct the confidential and anonymous surveys in Bend, La Pine, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville and Madras.  John Livingston with NeighborImpact will be helping with the count. “The folks panhandling on the corners that what people think of when you say homeless. But that's just a small percentage of the homeless. The majority of the homeless a huge percentage is under the age of 18 and the underemployed. It's hard to get by on15 hours a week and a lot of folks are homeless.” The homeless count helps area agencies apply for grants and better coordinate services for those in need. Some of the locations the count will be taking place next Thursday include the Family Kitchen in Bend, the La Pine Community Kitchen, the Redmond Senior Center, the Sisters Food Bank and COCC


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