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Danbury officials discuss care of City's homeless population

The death this month of a man in the Still River in Danbury has raised some questions about what is being done to help the homeless population.  Councilman Bob Taborsak asked the Police Chief if his Department forwards information to the Danbury Community Cares Team, which he says seems to have the best outreach.  Chief Patrick Ridenhour says they do work with the group so if officers do see or get word of someone on the streets, they can forward that information.  Taborsak also asked if downtown beat officers go to that meeting with representatives from the hospital, social services, nonprofit and religious groups.  Mayor Mark Boughton says the point of those team meetings is to have these conversations, but he notes that some people don't avail themselves of the services offered.  The group works to identify homeless individuals in Danbury and connect them with services.  They track cases and intervene with those most in need.

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