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Thank you for your articles on homelessness this week. Please permit me to clarify part of the story regarding services available from the county’s Adult and Family Services Department.



The 24-hour response and emergency placement funds referred to our Adult Protective Services, which investigates reports of abuse primarily regarding seniors. The funds mentioned in the article are for temporary shelter and other urgent needs for victims of elder abuse. Although elder-abuse reports have skyrocketed within the last few years, we have been able to provide for emergency needs for seniors within our budgetary limits. To report elder abuse, please call 265-1639. If you are a CalWORKs recipient who has urgent needs regarding housing issues, your eligibility worker or employment and training worker may be able to help connect you with needed services.




Phil Reinheimer,

director

Adult & Family Services

Nevada City


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