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In the News - Community Advocates: Nearly 200 Individuals Sought Shelter During Cold Snap

By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Deputy Editor lauren@valleybreeze.com 

Last week’s cold weather drove nearly 200 individuals into emergency shelter options in or near Woonsocket, according to numbers maintained by community providers.

Michelle Taylor, Vice President of Social Health Services for Community Care Alliance, told representatives of the governor’s office in an email last week that at least 180 individuals had sought shelter in motels or other alternate housing options on the night of Wednesday, Jan. 12. The night before, temperatures dipped down to 9 degrees in Woonsocket as a cold snap hit the Northeast. Shelter options in the city included a family shelter run by CCA, a men’s shelter run by Harvest Community Church and motel vouchers organized through the city, CCA and Thundermist Health Center.

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