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By Justin Brimer
For The Sentinel 

Homeless in city a growing problem


Justin Brimer for The Sentinel

HOMELESS NO MORE: David Blomely, who represents a rare success story of transition from homelessness to stability, stands in front of the Father's House in Goldendale. With a surprisingly high homeless population in the city, experts are calling for more to be done.

Many Goldendale residents have no place to call home.

"We have some people who are out on the street and have nowhere to go," said DeeDee Connor with the Washington Gorge Action Programs.

The problem gets worse as temperatures drop.

"We have people coming in who have been living outside all summer because it is nice and warm, but as soon as the cold hits, they come in and start applying for help," she said.

Connor and others say that Goldendale's homeless can be seen all over town, even if they aren't obvious to others.

"They could be sitting next to you having a cup of coffee," said Theresa Clyne, Program Coordinator at Programs for Peaceful Living.

"A lot of times we have (homeless) wom...

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