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Jan. 31, 2011: Correction to Boulder Channel 1 blog about day warming shelters for homeless
The city wishes to correct erroneous information presented in a Boulder Channel 1 blog posting on the issue of homeless shelters available during cold days. Karen Rahn, director of the city's Housing and Human Services, told Jann Scott in an interview several days ago that the city works closely with Carriage House, the Boulder community's daytime shelter, and has been working with that organization to secure a larger location. In addition, the city has provided emergency funding to open churches during frigid temperatures, most notably over New Year's weekend when city facilities were closed, in addition to ongoing funding for shelter services to Carriage House, BOHO and the Homeless Shelter. At no point did Karen Rahn indicate there have been problems with evening shelters. The city is concerned about the safety and welfare of the homeless, as well as others in need in Boulder, and works with non-profits and other local governments on long-term solutions to this issue. During the cold snap predicted for tonight and tomorrow, Carriage House day center will stay open until 5:00 p.m. and the overflow warming center will open at 5:00 p.m. to provide 24-hour shelter. BOHO will open a back-up overflow day shelter tomorrow at Boulder Mennonite Church in anticipation of the very cold weather predicted for tomorrow.
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