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Shelter Space Shortage In Traverse City

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The colder temperatures make the need for homeless shelters more apparent across Northern Michigan.

The Goodwill Inn and Women's Resource Center in Traverse City are currently full. Both organizations say they stay full pretty much year round, but when the cooler air rolls in there is a bigger need for people coming into the shelter.

To make sure no one goes without a place to stay, they often suggest other options.

According to the Women's Resource Center, starting in November, more options will be available to help with homelessness. Safe Harbor will open in Traverse City, which offers shelter to people at community churches and the locations rotate every week. Also motels and hotels will begin to offer nights and weeks at a discounted rate following hunting season. The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency is also available to help.

Click the names for more information on Goodwill Inn and the Women's Resource Center.

9&10's Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jacob Johnson spoke with both shelters.