News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Corrections officers and deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office participated in the annual Point in Time homeless count on Wednesday evening along with volunteers and other local officials.

Federal, state and local governments need to know the number of homeless people living in local communities to provide the necessary services.

The count “is a really important thing for us,” Lanny Lancaster, Executive Director of the Three Oaks Center in Lexington Park, told volunteers during a briefing before the count. “This count gives us a snapshot of the problem in our county.”

Volunteers and officials fanned out to every election district in St. Mary’s County to make the count.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...