Homelessness in Ashland

, Posted: Fri, February 10 2012 at 9:41 PM, Updated: Fri, February 10 2012 at 9:56 PM

According to a recent survey, at least 213 homeless children and adults call Ashland their home.

Volunteers say the number is likely higher than that after missing dozens during the 10 day survey.

A group of volunteers have compared models from other cities and will look to the mayor and businesses to create one that fits Ashland.

"It's not only the obvious homeless but those who are at risk and that's my biggest concern is to keep people in their homes and not homeless" says Carol Voisin, a member of the Homeless Steering Committee.

Suggestions for a model include: help in finding work, 24 hour public restrooms and more access to hot showers.

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