Temperatures dip, homeless shelters pick up

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter at 120 West Apple Street in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – As the temperature drops, homeless shelters like St. Vincent De Paul are preparing to take in more people.

The weather isn’t only cold, it can be dangerous.
Year round shelters do everything they can to help, but also count on the community to help the region’s most vulnerable citizens.
St. Vincent De Paul expects to see about 400 people in need this winter, about 70 of them will be children.
“There is  a special focus this time of year because of the cold and people worry people aren’t in shelter, but the great thing about our community is they do respond and recognize we have a mutual accountability for each other,” said David Bohardt, St. Vincent De Paul executive director.
Bohardt says if you see someone who looks like they are freezing you can call police and they will give them a ride to a shelter.

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