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Trenton Mayor Announces New Service Center for the Homeless

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson yesterday announced the opening of the Coordinated Entry and Assessment Services Center where single, homeless adults can access comprehensive services.

The center is a partnership between the City of Trenton, Mercer County and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness.

“The purpose of the center is to end homelessness for single adults whose permanent housing needs are not typically addressed as quickly as they are for families,” Jackson said. “We could not get this done without the support of Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, his staff and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness.”

Located at 509 Perry Street, the center is operated by the city’s Department of Health and Human Services. Staff will assess the level of need for homeless individuals, including providing assistance in applying for Social Security benefits, obtaining identification and connecting clients with other nonprofit social-services providers. The center will also provide on-site health care services.

The city has also been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue the funding of housing vouchers for chronically homeless women and families.

Written by
Krystal Knapp

Krystal has been a journalist in the Trenton area since 1999. A graduate of Smith College and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is from Detroit. She likes baseball, cats, jazz, ukulele, typewriters, chai, and good coffee. Follow her @planettrenton.

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Written by Krystal Knapp