Shelters across Houston are preparing for more people seeking warmth as Tuesday’s temperatures are expected to be colder.
Sunday night, Star of Hope was already busting at the seams.
The organization said 81 men and nearly 100 children slept on the floor because they were out of beds. The capacity for center is 320 men and 300 women and children.
“Last night (Sunday) was a tough night for the people on the streets,” said Scott Arthur with Star of Hope. “There’s a couple thousand street homeless. Most of them do not want to go into shelters. The ones that did come into the shelters at Star of Hope…we’re over capacity.”
Star of Hope says as long as they are able to keep order, no one will be turned away regardless of how full they get.
The organization has a van going out Monday afternoon to pass out warm blankets and clothes those in need on the downtown Houston streets.