Area homeless survey could help secure grant funding, aid

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Posted: January 31, 2014

The Winchester Star

ABOVE: Dale Marchant, 21, sits inside the nonprofit group Congregational-Community Action Project building on North Kent Street on Thursday afternoon. Marchant is homeless and he and others use the facility as a place to stay warm during the day. BELOW: Hats and socks are shown at a Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) in 2012. Homeless Coalition of the Northern Shenandoah Valley volunteers conducted a count at a WATTS shelter Thursday to try and estimate the local homeless population. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Jeff Burke, of Front Royal, has taken in a homeless man from Winchester to live in his home. Burke is shown standing in front of the Congregational-Community Action Project (C-CAP) building on South Kent Street on Thursday. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — A survey of the area’s homeless population could help secure grant funding and other assistance for those individuals.

About 10 volunteers with the Homeless Coalition of the Northern…

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