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Homelessness awareness rises after man is beaten

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Helena Police say this Sunday’s act of violence is the second incident where a homeless person has been assaulted in the last few weeks, raising awareness of violence against those without homes.

Joe Wojton, God's Love executive director, says while he doesn't see many cases of violence against the homeless they do occur. Wojton says there are several factors involved with those who don't own a home that many do not understand. 

Wojton says, "There's variety of reasons for homelessness and you know there are homeless vets out there, folks with mental illness and stuff like that and you know there's a great misconception that a lot of people don't understand these folks and sometimes they do take it out on them."

Wojton says the numbers of those living without a residence may rise here in Helena due to the summer months.


Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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