One-day count shows 1,417 homeless adults and 193 children in Capital Region; 349 adults and 24 children in Schenectady; 282 adults, 6 children in Saratoga Region
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today announced that he met with Stephanie Ford Kreis (pictured in photo with Tedisco) of the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness and was briefed on the “State of Homelessness in the Capital Region.”
When the Coalition held a one-night census in January of this year, it was found that there were 1,417 homeless adults and 193 homeless children in the Capital Region (349 adults and 24 children in Schenectady County and 282 adults and 6 children in the Saratoga/Glens Falls/Washington/Warren/Hamilton Counties region).
“We need to have mental health services, addiction counseling and other services for those who have life-long mental health issues and need support as well as those who may be just down on their luck and need a hand and help to get their lives turned around and back on their feet. This is particularly important for some of our veterans, who need and deserve all the help we can give them for their service to this country,” said Tedisco. “Thanks to Stephanie Ford Kreis and the Coalition to End Homelessness and all the partnering agencies for helping people get their lives back together and find a place to call home.”
In Schenectady County, the Coalition to End Homelessness has the following local members: Bethesda House, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Mohawk Opportunities, New Choices Recovery Center, SAFE Inc., Schenectady Community Action Program, Schenectady County Department of Social Services, Schenectady YMCA, Rural Preservation Company and the YWCA of Schenectady.
In the Saratoga County region, the Coalition has the following local members: Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company, Wellspring, Adirondack Vets House, Transitional Services Association, Inc. and WAIT House.
For more information about the Coalition to End Homelessness, visit: http://caresny.org/capital-region-coalition-to-end-homelessness/.