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New Jersey’s People Of The Woods

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Meg follows up on a viewer tip about “the people of the woods”.  This is a community of people in Browns Mills, New Jersey where some have lived deep in the woods for as long as 20 years.  Meg had to first gain the people’s trust before they would take her on a tour of their community among the trees. 

She first heard about this group of people from volunteers at the Christian Caring Center which often helps with food and services for the homeless.  One volunteer tells Meg that on average, the cost of a single homeless person to taxpayers is about $14,480 per year.

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