New Horizons homeless shelter preparing for busy winter following record-breaking summer

WMUR
November 10, 2019
Tim Callery

Increased demand has New Horizons concerned going into the winter months.

Transcript: THEIR CONCERNS. TIM? TIM: OVER THE SUMMER, THERE WERE UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS OF THOSE SEEKING SHELTER, AND THAT IS TYPICALLY THE TIME OF BEING THEIR QUIETEST. NOW, THE COLDER MONTHS WILL COME IN, AND THAT IS WHEN THEY TYPICALLY SEE A HIGHER NEED FOR HELP. THE INCREASE IN DEMAND FORCED THE SHELTER TO IMPLEMENT A NEW POLICY BACK IN OCTOBER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ORDER TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE THEY SERV SO WHAT THAT MEANS, IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE DAILY RESOUR PROGRAM FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. DAILY PEOPLE MUST BE ENGAGED IN , SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, SUCH SPEAKING WITH A CASE MANAGER. THE SHELTER ALSO ONLY ALLOWS 138 PEOPLE TO SLEEP OVER PER NIGHT FROM NOW O MICHELE: WE ARE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN WITH THE RESOURCES WE HAVE. OUR BUILDING IS ONLY SO BIG, AND WE HAVE ONLY SO MANY STA MEMBERS, AND SAFETY IS A PRIORITY FOR US. TIM: NOW, AS WE PREPARE FOR THE EXTREME COLD THAT COULD BE COMING FOR THE WINTER MONTHS, THE SHELTER SAYS IT IS LOOKING FOR ALL OPTIONS, INCLUDING WORKING WITH THE C

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