Salem homeless face early death, data show

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Individuals who are homeless, have chronic health conditions. substance use and mental illness are most likely to die in their 50s.

More than 500 people experiencing homelessness in the Salem-Keizer area have been identified in this “tri-morbid” group in the past year, up from an estimated 200 in 2014.

Studies show many won’t get help in time.

Read Natalie’s full story on the issue and the stories of individuals living it here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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