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Albany homeless center seeing growth

A South Albany homeless and outreach center says the need in the community is great......they have made contact with 2000 people since opening five months ago.

A Place 4 Hope outreach center on South Madison is run by the Salvation Army, about a dozen Albany churches, the Chamber of Commerce, and United Way.

It's a safe place the homeless or people at risk can come, take a shower, wash their clothes, make a phone call, use a computer to look for work. With the census survey reporting that more than 30 percent of the people of Albany live below poverty level, they say this center of help is needed.

The Salvation Army Captain Douglas McClure said  "there is a lot of people in Albany that are suffering, that need some kind of assistance. This isn't a lot, but it is a step in the right direction. This is a place for hope."

Wednesday A Place 4 Hope will offer medical testing.

Organizers hope to add transitional housing and lockers at the Place 4 Hope soon, to become a stop gap center for the homeless and at risk people.

You can learn how you can help A Place 4 Hope at their Facebook page.

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