South Georgia Homeless Count

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

This year, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, or LAMP, is the regional coordinator for the biennial tally of the homeless living in 11 counties.

Displaced persons relying on shelters, hospitals, makeshift housing and living on the streets are counted to make sure state funds are allocated to fight homelessness.

In Lowndes County, most of those in need rely on its three shelters: Horizons, the Salvation Army and the Haven.

"These are individuals that are in dire need of assistance," said
Judy Bernadin, a case manager with LAMP. She added, "One of the greatest thing is supportive services. It could go from child care to transportation to helping obtain your birth certificate or your ID but all these services cost money."

Case managers expect official homeless numbers to be released mid-April.


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