Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Haven shelters: are homeless turned away?

Some homeless people are saying that they've been turned away from shelters in New Haven and they're worried about what's going to happen as the weather turns colder.

According to WTNH Channel 8, one woman who made it in to the Columbus shelter last night has been turned away in the past when the shelter is full. A spokesperson for Columbus House says homeless people are bussed to another emergency shelter.

Interestingly, New Haven, Ct., with a population of 123,600 people, has five shelters where single people can go while Springfield MA, with a population of 150,000, has three, only one of which accepts women.

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