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Organizations team up to provide services, shelter to homeless as the area gets colder

Organizations team up to provide services, shelter to homeless as the area gets colder (WKRC)

HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) - As temperatures drop, a local group is making sure people in need are keeping warm.

The new Hamilton Homeless Coalition combines law enforcement with civic and business leaders to give help to people who need it the most.

More people are seeing the benefits of the services in Hamilton.

With what is shaping up to be the coldest week of the winter so far, it is hoped that more and more homeless people will come off the streets and go into shelters like “Serve City” in Hamilton.

With the temperature on the way down, life on the streets can be downright unbearable. More and more homeless people are coming into area shelters like Serve City.

In the shelter, there is warmth, food and fellowship.

About this time every year, this shelter sees numbers go up as the temperatures go down. This year is no different.

“We’re seeing increasing numbers,” said Linda Kimble of Serve City.

Some of the overnight temperatures this week will be in the single digits and the highs this week are not expected to get above freezing.

As shelters for individuals near capacity, so are shelters that house a group that is making up a greater percentage of homeless in Butler County. They are families. “Haven House" in Hamilton says it has nearly a dozen families now living at the shelter.

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