Volunteers fanned out across cities and towns in America at the end of last month on a very important mission: counting the homeless. Knowing the statistics allows communities do a better job helping people without regular shelter.
On a single night in January, volunteers all over the country participate in a federal program counting homeless people in their communities. This so-called “point in time” count occurs when the weather is at its worst in many parts of the U.S. In Mendocino County, the count began at 5 a.m. on January 25 at a soup kitchen in the county seat. Reporter Sarah Reith was there.
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