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This homeless child social experiment is incredibly moving

This social experiment of a homeless boy freezing on the street shows the best and the worst of humanity.

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Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park
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New Jersey shelters welcome homeless in the cold

The worst of Mother Nature has brought out the best of organizations across the state, providing warm meals and a place to sleep for people who have no place else to go.

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New Jersey groups getting $38 million in federal funding

Federal housing officials have awarded $38 million in grants to support 272 local homeless housing and service programs in New Jersey.

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Child homelessness hits record high, survey finds

An alarming number of children in the U.S. were homeless at some point last year. According to the latest report from the National Center on Family Homelessness, the issue hit a record-high 2.5 million children, or 1 in every 30.

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Homelessness could spike amid casino closures

With three casinos expected to close their doors for good over the next few weeks, the homeless population in Atlantic City could see a dramatic increase. In anticipation, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission is getting ready for what could be an onslaught of new clients.

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High rents, low incomes causing homelessness to grow in NJ

New Jersey is one of the richest states in the nation, but its homeless population continues to increase.

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Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014.  Colorado's Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contest to its 2014 summer fair. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014. Colorado's Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contest to its 2014 summer fair. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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Pot is blamed for influx of homeless kids in Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

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Christie Lauds New Coordination for Homeless

Gov. Chris Christie says a new system to coordinate services for homeless people in Atlantic County can be a model statewide and nationally.

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Panhandlers' Placards Show Signs Of Continued Economic Hardship
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NJ Has Serious Homelessness Issue, Says Expert [AUDIO]

New Jersey has a serious homelessness issue that needs to be addressed according to one expert who is helping the state devise a strategy.

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Homeless Students on the Rise [AUDIO]

Once the final bell rings, where do all the children go?

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