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Finding the homeless in Wenatchee: Chelan, Douglas organizations conduct a snapshot census

WENATCHEE — Organizations from Douglas and Chelan counties came together Thursday to survey the homeless population and connect them with resources.

The efforts were part of a Point in Time Count, a requirement from the state and federal governments that determines how much funding is needed in the area. The counts usually take place each January, but this year’s was pushed to February and 2021’s was canceled due to COVID concerns.

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Tom Bonwell with the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council unloads sleeping bags and backpacks to be handed out to homeless people Thursday morning.

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Anna Wolff, left, and Dana Kerr with Catholic Charities talk to a homeless man in a motor home parked on Technology Center Way in north Wenatchee early Thursday morning. They took down information for a nationally mandated data base on the homeless population.

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Anna Wolff with Catholic Charities knocks on the door of a trailer parked along Technology Center Way during the annual Point in Time Count on Feb. 24. Social services employees were counting those experiencing homelessness.

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People who registered as homeless walk away from Columbia Station after registering and receiving supplies during the annual Point in Time Count early Thursday morning.

Sydnee Gonzalez: (509) 661-5216 or

on Twitter @sydnee_gonzalez

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