Tis the Season of Overflow… at Homeless Shelters

Athens, Ga-  This wintry mix has brought icy roads and threatens many households with a power outage, but local homeless shelters face limited space.

Executive Director of Athens Homeless Shelter, Shea Post, says that the shelter is traditional and houses women and families, but has a wait-list of more than 70 people.

Post explains that the Athens Homeless Shelter houses families that are expected to stay a little longer, but Athens has two other emergency homeless shelters.

Bigger Vision Athens is one of those emergency shelters and has seen an overflow in residents this season.

Ed Moore, Executive Director of Bigger Vision Athens, believes the shelter is doing well and stocked up on food well in advance to prepare for the icy cold temperatures.

Moore hopes the shelter will not face a power outage because they currently have no generators to serve as back up.

“Power is a challenge, Moore believes.  We are hoping that we don’t have a power outage but if we do the County Emergency Director will put us on the priority list for aid with Georgia Power.”

Bigger Vision currently has one or two spots left for any person in need of a place to stay.

Reporter LeLoni Smith.


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