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Colorado Springs Homeless Given One-Way Ticket Out Of Town To Find Support

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Colorado Springs police are giving some of the area's homeless campers a one-way bus ticket out of town, but it's not an attempt to sweep away the camps or dump their residents in another city.

Using money from the Salvation Army, the Colorado Springs Police Department's three-man Homeless Outreach Team is buying tickets for campers who want to be closer to family or friends, and making sure they have a lifeline " a place to stay or a program to enter" at their destination. Since the program began Wednesday, the team has put three people on a bus with another scheduled to leave today, said Officer M.J. Thomson, one of the so-called HOT cops.

Read the whole story at Colorado Springs Gazette, CO