Volunteers walk the streets to get count of those living in Abilene experiencing homelessness

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) – You see them on the street corners or seeking shelter wherever they can.

The West Texas Homeless Network says there are hundreds of people who call the streets in Abilene their home.

To get an exact count and to see what some of the main causes of people living on the streets is the non-profit participates in the “Point in time” count.

“What we are looking for is where they slept last night, or this night that we are out counting,” explained John Cooper. “We want to know what may have contributed to the homelessness.”

With more than 50 volunteers, the group was able to clock more than 100 hours of counting and more than 150 entires into the survey.

Although not everyone living on the streets will be counted, it’s a snapshot of what the greatest need is for the Abilene community.

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