Saratoga County group helping homeless expands to Fulton, Montgomery counties

WNYT Staff
Created: November 06, 2019 05:11 PM

GLOVERSVILLE - There's a new tool in the fight against homelessness in the Capital Region.

Captain Community Human Services of Saratoga County has expanded operations to include Fulton and Montgomery counties.

They opened a new office on East Fulton Street in Gloversville on Wednesday.

Two full-time employees will be dedicated to going out into the community and identifying people in need and connecting them to available services. They expect many of them to be youth.

"Last year alone, we had 3,700 contacts with the kids on the street, just youth ages 13 to 21 and for our youth shelter, we have a runaway and homeless youth shelter, we had 105 kids come through," said Andy Gilpin with Captain Community Human Services.

Captain received more than $160,000 from the state to support the expanded services.

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