When Iowa’s frigid winter blows in, the change in weather can be life-threatening for people experiencing homelessness. As temperatures drop, they are at an increased risk of developing exposure-related conditions and dying from the below-zero temperatures. The Out of the Cold campaign funds our low-barrier Winter Emergency Shelter and Overflow Shelter and provides increased shelter capacity which is essential to accommodate the amplified need during winter months. Through these efforts combined we ensure that anyone experiencing homelessness in our community, no matter their circumstance, is kept out of the cold.
Read about our winter programs and hear from a guest of our low-barrier winter emergency shelter below.
NOV 2017 | Little Village | Shelter House’s winter programs, Housing First project fight homelessness in Johnson County