Host Angelo Santabarbara intervi Liz Hitt, Executive Director, Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS). HATAS is a point of entry human services agency that helps the poor, the homeless, and others in need lead independent, self-sufficient, and safe lives in the community. Serving the New York State Capital District since 1924, HATAS evolved into a professional human services agency in the 1960's, and serves as the central intake, assessment, and access point for the Albany County emergency shelter system for over 25 years. A focus on emergency services for homeless people, and complimentary programming in mental health, employment, housing, domestic violence, and forensics powers a comprehensive approach that takes advantage of a wide range of agency skills and experience. Last year, HATAS served over 11,000 households in need. The emergency service program, which operates 24/7, helped 762 local families and 2,149 single adults find safe emergency shelter. HATAS services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure that everyone who comes for help will have a safe place to sleep that night.