Thumbs down: Indy homelessness increases 

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Thumbs down: Homelessness increases

Homeless in Indianapolis increased 5 percent, according to an annual census released June 12 by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. The count, conducted on the night of Jan. 25, showed the number of homeless veterans up 35 percent year over year, totaling 351 of the 1,647 people tallied. The number of families experiencing homelessness also increased year over year. The 177 families identified represented 315 children and 239 adults, a 14 percent increase over the family units counted in 2011. In addition to the children living in emergency shelters, advocates also counted 3,171 enrolled in Marion County schools without homes of their own. This number includes children living outside of their own home with relatives or friends. Want to lend a hand? CHIP, which acts as a hub among local outreach and service providers, runs an online tool to help distribution donations and volunteers at


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