Dallas homeless shelter dealing with higher demand

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by MERIT OSSIAN / WFAA-TV

wfaa.com

Posted on April 5, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 5 at 8:12 PM

DALLAS — The economic downturn hit hard in many families, and Dallas' primary homeless resource — The Bridge — has the numbers to prove it.

The Bridge currently provides services to more than 1,700 people a month; that is 500 more than at the same time last year.

More than 60 percent of the facilities added clients say they have recently become homeless.

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