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Annual survey finds more homeless in Turlock, county

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As the Turlock City Council continues to debate the best way to spend funding to address the homeless crisis, the annual point-in-time survey results were released finding an increase in homeless individuals living in Turlock, as well as an increase throughout Stanislaus County as a whole.

Every winter the Stanislaus Community System of Care conducts a point-in-time count one day in January where volunteers scour the county taking a physical census of the number of homeless individuals in each city and surrounding areas.

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Numbers reveal death toll from the fentanyl crisis is rising in Stanislaus County

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Newly released numbers show the fentanyl crisis is responsible for a sharp increase in drug overdose deaths in Stanislaus County.

County public health has counted 229 deaths involving illegal fentanyl since 2020, when drug addiction counselors noticed that fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills were harming or killing people in Modesto.

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