Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Heat and the Homeless

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:17 AM

As temperatures climb back into the 90s today, employees and volunteers at the region's shelters are expecting to be full again this evening, as they have been through much of the summer.

City Light, the Boise Rescue Mission's shelter for women and children, has seen an average of 90 women each evening, a new record. Interfaith Sanctuary, a shelter for men, women and children, has been so full that workers have asked some men to sleep outside under a carport behind the building.

In tomorrow's BW, we examine how the summer heat is pushing more people into shelters that are already taxed by a failing economy.

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