GRAPHIC: Homeless, abused and neglected

October 31, 2012 | 5:10 p.m. CDT
Boone County social services have been unable to meet the needs of rising populations of homeless, abused and neglected children, says a coalition of providers promoting the mental health sales tax on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The revenue from the proposed tax could go toward temporary shelters and transitional living, as well as early intervention. The coalition says these measures could keep children out of hospitals and off the streets.

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