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Shedding Light on Homelessness: Insights from the Latest Count on Cape and Islands

The Department of Human Services invites you to read an article in the Provincetown Independent discussing the recent “Point In Time Count” of the homeless population on the Cape and Islands.

This year’s count, conducted on January 23, revealed a significant 33% increase, with 568 individuals identified as homeless, including 164 children. Documenting homelessness is vital for understanding the scope of the issue, securing necessary funding, and developing effective support programs.

The article highlights the involvement of our department and other local agencies in this crucial effort. We extend our gratitude to Oliver Egger at the Provincetown Independent and other media outlets for shedding light on this pressing issue. For a detailed analysis, please read the full article in this week’s edition of the Provincetown Independent.