Friday, November 30, 2018

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Authorities reach out to the homeless in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN – Officials from the Honor homeless shelter, Middletown Police Chief John Ewanciw and Orange County Veterans Affairs Director Christian Farrell, on Tuesday, went to the isolated areas in the city known to be where homeless people sleep in an attempt to lend them support.

Ewanciw said there is no pressure. They just let them know there is help available if they want it.

“We bring them bags of food that are provided by the Honors’ food pantry and we use that as more or less a peace offering. We’re not looking to take any criminal action against them and we go out and offer them some resources. We make them aware of some opportunities that may be available for them off the streets for the winter, to ensure their safety and to help them improve their quality of life.”

Ewanciw believes there are fewer homeless people in Middletown this year.

The officials have been going out to meet with the less fortunate in the city for the last five years.

 


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