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Police, charities offer homeless free long-distance phone calls

Las Vegas police are partnering with Southern Nevada charities to offer free long-distance calls for homeless people.

The Phone Home for the Holidays effort runs from noon to 2 p.m. today at St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility on Las Vegas Boulevard.

More than 500 people are expected to make calls as part of the program, which aims to help homeless people reach out to relatives and possibly re-establish a support network.

Co-sponsors include Catholic Charities, Family Promise, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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