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Jan 27, 2016 5:50 PM

Outreach workers conduct annual count of the homeless in New Hampshire

CONCORD - Outreach workers around the state took part in an annual count of homeless people in New Hampshire on Wednesday.

The information they gather helps determine how much funding is needed for individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the Granite State.

Outreach workers like Ken Beaulieu, who works in homeless outreach for Riverbend in Concord, said most people he talks to are willing to cooperate.

"Most of the people that I've met, as far as they're concerned anyway, want to get better help and more help for them in order to get better services to take care of the problem. That's what they're interested in, so they are pretty open to answering a few questions and getting part of this national database," he said.

Last year, the total was just under 2,200 people. This year's count is expected to be released within the next few months.

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