Valdosta Homeless Shelter Near Capacity

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Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, also known as LAMP, provides services to the homeless and has just a few beds left in its shelter.

With the economic downturn looming this year, LAMP has been above its 68 capacity mark most of the year.

Caseworkers say this happens during colder months.

"A lot of times it's because a lot of individuals are living in unstable houses or unsuitable houses," said Judy Bernadin, a caseworker with LAMP. "Such as there's no heat or electricity in them. And so at this time of year they're seeking shelter."

If you would like more information about transitional housing opportunities, contact LAMP at (229) 245-7175 ext. 262.

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