Maureen's Haven and John's Place are two charitable organizations set up at local churches on a rotating schedule during the week to house, feed and counsel the area's homeless this time of year. Some take advantage of the programs, others choose to stay outdoors.
How do you view the problem of homelessness on the North Fork? Do you think it's getting better or worse as the years go by and the economy weakens? Do you volunteer regularly or only occasionally at the shelters? Let us know your thoughts in the boxes below.