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With no shelters for people to stay overnight, providers are trying to offer temporary or permanent housing – or pay for a few nights in hotels for those who need immediate assistance.
Outreach workers say they found people sleeping in these provo spots:
But at least some people affected by homelessness want one – including Danny Herring, 52, who said he would go to a shelter “for a while” at least.
“You can’t sleep late at night,” he said. “You can’t panhandle. You can hardly do anything. All the homeless people here in Provo and all, they’re really struggling to make ends meet.”
Through a grant from the Local Media Association,
The Salt Lake Tribune reports on homelessness outside of the Salt Lake Valley.
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Why doesn’t Utah’s second largest county have a homeless shelter?
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Editor’s Note: Anyone suffering from homelessness or interested in helping Utah County’s vulnerable community is encouraged to click here for a list of resources.
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