Cold weather drove many more homeless people into local shelters this week and, with more frigid weather on the way, that trend is expected to continue.
On Thursday night, an extra 169 people found refuge through the city’s cold weather shelter program, an effort in which city and community groups open their doors to homeless people. Of the 169 people, 104 were housed at a city recreation center, 30 at a church shelter designated for men and 15 at a church shelter for women. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army housed an additional 20 people at its facility.
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