In this photo from January 2016, Randy Limburg of Telecare puts his arm around David Fuller, then 59 and staying in Beard Brook Park. Limburg and others were conducting  the Point in Time Count, the annual homeless census. On July 19 at the State Theatre, after a screening of the documentary "Homeless in Modesto," Fuller will take part in a panel discussion on homelessness.

As complaints about the homeless soar, Modesto has rolled out an effort to help them and get them off the streets. The Homeless Engagement and Response Team — consisting of a police officer and a firefighter paramedic — started in July.