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Mon January 27, 2014
Bitter cold forcing Michigan homeless to seek shelter
Life-threatening wind chills are keeping Michigan's homeless shelters full. The shelters have been at or above capacity for roughly two months.
Darin Estep is the director of community engagement for Volunteers of America in Lansing. He says the ongoing cold is taking a toll.
“It’s asking a lot of folks to sleep on a cot every night,” says Estep. “It’s asking a lot of the staff to take care of the facility every night. There’s a lot of conversion that needs to take place every night to turn a day center into a sleeping area.”
A federally mandated annual count of the state’s homeless population is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
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