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First Assembly of God Church on Bay Avenue in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
First Assembly of God Church on Bay Avenue in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Toms River Church provides aid to the homeless and less fortunate

Many of the homeless have no place to call home, no food to eat and nobodies shoulder to cry on, but The First Assembly of God Church on Bay Avenue in Toms River is continuing to offer those services in 2017.

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Shawn Michaels
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Toms River church expands focus to homeless and those struggling to find essentials

The Alive Again Alliance Church on Church Road in Toms River expands it vision to homeless individuals and others who are struggling to find things like food, shelter, warmth and employment.

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Ocean County Hunger Relief provides free clothes for the homeless. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Ocean County Hunger Relief provides free clothes for the homeless. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Helping to serve the homeless in Ocean County year round

During this years statewide Point-In-Time survey which counts Jerseys homeless population, the Non-Profit Ocean County Hunger Relief continues their year round outreach to those seeking the necessities.

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‘Point-In-Time’ annual survey upcoming in New Jersey

On Wednesday of next week, homelessness throughout New Jersey will be documented to help determine how to address its changing conditions.

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Matthew Carroll
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Have We Turned Our Backs On Jersey Shore Veterans?

 

The words "homeless" and "United States Veterans" should not be used in the same sentence. It is a horrible shame when men and women who have served our country find themselves so down that they are living in parks, alleyways and even the woods. The...

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When You See This in Ocean County or Anywhere, Do You Give?

I see this man almost everyday in Downtown Toms River, as I'm leaving work.  His sign says, "I'm a Vet and I don't have any money." or "I don't have a job or am looking for work"--or something very close to that.  It breaks my heart.

 

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Homelessness has been decreasing in New Jersey but still remains a concern for many families with young children. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
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Homelessness a major concern for many NJ families with young children

More than 24,519 people found themselves turning to emergency shelters and housing for the homeless in New Jersey last year, according to a new report from the nonprofit Monarch Housing Associates...

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Homeless Sign
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Annual count tracks NJ’s homeless population

On Wednesday, all 21 New Jersey counties will participate in the #NJCounts 2016, where volunteers search for and identify homeless residents around the state.

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Lakewood Tent City scene (Sherry Rubel)
Lakewood Tent City scene (Sherry Rubel)
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Lakewood’s former Tent City depicted in Photo Exhibit

A Middlesex County woman is hoping to change attitudes on homelessness through a photo exhibit highlighting the former Tent City in Lakewood. Sherry Rubel's exhibit goes on display July 10 at The Monmouth Museum at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

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Exterior of a model tiny home on the campus of Ocean County College
Exterior of a model tiny home on the campus of Ocean County College (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Finding Homes for Tiny Houses

As we told you last week, O.C.E.A.N. Inc. is working to build villages of tiny homes to help house the homeless in Ocean County and beyond.

The first step was to build a model tiny home on the campus of Ocean County College...

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