Community Outreach, Inc. says it’s at capacity right now for families and single men and women. At the end of the month the cold weather shelters for men and women will close for the season.
Community Outreach operates year-round and expects to see more people looking for a place to sleep. They’re already turning away about three families a day.
“It’s the worst feeling possible,” said Ty Pos, Community Outreach’s Social Services Director. “You feel a lot of disparity. But it also feels painful knowing that we can’t get them what they need right then and there.”
He says even if they can’t offer shelter for everyone, they can still help folks with other basic needs.