The center can routinely
accommodate only seventy-
three men to sleep overnight.
That number can be
expanded to a maximum of about eighty-eight in an
emergency. But when the temperature soars down to
freezing or below, additional assistance is needed from
Several churches have
volunteered to take turns hosting
as many of the men as possible on a Freeze Night for
which they have agreed to provide food and shelter
But when extreme weather
forces many of the otherwise
more independent homeless to come in from the cold,
there are some times when even the combination of
spaces available at ARCH and at the host churches is exceeded.
Then a difficult choice
must be made:
will get to go out to the host churches?