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East Palo Alto program offers shelter to county’s highest homeless population (VIDEO)

By Joshua Adam Hicks | 15 Dec 2010

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East Palo Alto is home to the largest per capita homeless population in San Mateo County, with roughly 230 people living on the streets.  Project We HOPE runs the city’s only warming shelter.  The center opened this year with EPA Connect, an event billed as “a day of assistance, counseling and care for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.”

The Peninsula Press interviewed a number of homeless at the event and visited the “Field of Dreams,” where East Palo Alto’s homeless once camped out in large numbers.  Signs of the encampment still exist, and at least one  makeshift shelter appears to be in use.

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