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Shelter Update: Spring 2018 Statistics

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Spring Has Sprung? Shelter Update…spring

It may not seem like it yet since the temperatures are hardly Spring-like and it’s currently even snowing again (aaarrggghhh), but the calendar says it’s Spring. There are telltale signs for sure. Daffodils, tulips and crocus are peeking through the soil, albeit in some places also through the snow so there is hope that warmer temperatures and sunny days are fast approaching. We remain very busy here at the shelter since we pushed our closing date forward due to the extreme weather! Our original intent was to have April 15th as the last night of shelter — in fact we even had a “Last Night Party” on the 15th with special snacks! But today, on April 16th, the wind is howling, the snow is blowing and we hear that rain and sleet will be with us all week! We will be officially open through the weekend of April 22. The Open Doors Resource Center is open year-round as usual from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and weekends from at least 4 pm to 6 pm. A light breakfast and a full lunch is served daily and on weekends dinner is served.

Here are some of the statistics from the 2017/2018 winter season:

October 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018 Shelter Resource Center
# of People 171 458
# of Bed-Nights Shelter/Visits to RC 3,603 6,572
# Males 115 297
# Females 56 161
# Under age 18 13 25
# Over age 55 19 56
# Veterans 9 20
# who received professional foot care 98
# of haircuts provided by The Barbery 42
# of pairs of socks distributed 925
# ID’s/birth certificates purchased for people 19
# of successful Food Stamp Applications assisted with 5
# of people assisted with housing applications 35
# of People referred to other agencies/services 171 458

As we wind down our overnight season we want all of our dedicated volunteers to know how thankful we are that you have been here for us. From Intake and Overnight volunteers, people who donate food, supplies, clothing and money, Friends of Hundred Nights, Board members and everything in between we just couldn’t do it without your support.
October 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018

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