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Triangle United Way ups homeless funds

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The Triangle United Way is building on its current $1.3 million investment in ending homelessness with funding for two new efforts.

The charity will use $10,700 from contributions made in 2006 to fund Project Homeless Connect, an event designed to connect homeless people in the Triangle with available services.

As part of the program, the South Wilmington Street Center, the Durham Affordable Housing Coalition and the Town of Chapel Hill each will receive grants of up to $3,500 to carry out the one-day project scheduled for October 25 in Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

The United Way will use an additional $10,000 given by Time Warner Cable to the South Wilmington Street Center to test a new employment initiative focusing on the chronically homeless in Wake County.

“We know in the long haul we must continue to invest in the financial stability of those who are homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless,” Craig Chancellor, president and CEO of Triangle United Way, says in a statement.

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