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Press Release:

January 28, 2009

222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Contact: Sue Esterman
(609) 292-3703

Statement by DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez on

the Homeless Point-in-Time Survey

“It’s critical to understand the scope and magnitude of this very pressing social problem. It is increasingly important – especially during this worsening economic crisis – to connect individuals and families with the state, local and faith-based resources available.

“We know that many who are homeless or near-homeless face other challenges as well: mental illness, physical disabilities and addictions and we’re hopeful this will help raise awareness for accessible services and encourage individuals to reach out for help using 2-1-1, NJ FamilyCare and NJHelps.”

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