Helping Broome County's Homeless

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 3, 2006 at 5:23 PM EDT

The Broome County Homeless Coalition has already helped more than 30 people this month.
The group has shelters at the Volunteers of America, YMCA and YWCA in Binghamton.
But shelters alone don't always solve the problem.
"Often the homeless have other needs than just housing. They may have mental health issues, dependency issues, they might need a job, they might need a source of income, food and there's often children involved so we're trying to get all their needs," says James Breslin of the Broome County Homeless Coalition.
If you or someone you know may need shelter, you can call the Volunteers of America at 772-1156, the YMCA at 772-0560 or the YWCA at 772-0340.
If those shelters are full or you need more assistance, call James Breslin at 722-8987, extension 240.

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