Last year I posted a story titled:
No room at the Inn , in response to a Vet freezing to death as a homeless person during a winter snow, it was decided they could use the old Natl. Guard facility that had just been vacated, as a temporary overnight shelter for the homeless.
Just a short time later, they shut the whole thing down because they were overwhelmed with too many people (not enough cots), and some issues with people showing up under the influence, and with severe medical mental health issues they felt they were not qualified to handle, and concern about the safety of others both using the service and volunteers.
We do also have a year round "Mission" that serves the homeless, but they also require attendance @ a prayer service, and when temps are extreme, becomes full to capacity.
But now a coalition of community groups have pulled together to make this shelter available, interlinking the necessary services.