RINPR: As It Gets Colder In RI, Shelters Find Room Where They Can
By XIMENA CONDE • DEC 18, 2017
Rhode Island's homeless population will be especially vulnerable as temperatures remain cold, and space in local shelters is already in short supply.
Shelters swell past capacity in the winter months.
For Karen Santilli, head of Crossroads Rhode Island, which operates one of the state's largest shelters, that can mean some people have to sleep in the dining hall at the nonprofit's Providence headquarters.
“We don't turn anybody away, particularly in the winter months,” Santilli said. “So we will just find space in our building, for them to stay.”
Courtesy of Rhode Island Public Radio