‘It’s rough out there’ for area homeless

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Posted: February 20, 2014

Charles Gochenour sits outside the Congregational-Community Action Project (C-CAP) building in Winchester on Wednesday morning. Gochenour, like other area homeless residents, participates in the Winchester Area Thermal Shelter (WATTS) program during the winter months, but during the day must find places to stay warm. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Marion Schottelkorb, operations manager of the Winchester Area Thermal Shelter (WATTS) program, talks to members of the Valley Interfaith Council on Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Frederick County, discussing the plight of local homeless people. The cots in the foreground are used by homeless residents taking shelter during the night at the church. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — What can be done to combat chronic homelessness in the community?

That was the question posed at a meeting of the Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) on Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran…



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