Homeless Shelters in Region 8 continue to get crowded - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Homeless Shelters in Region 8 continue to get crowded

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - This week's Winter Storm may have kept businesses less crowded, but some homeless shelters in Region 8 have been anything but empty.

"We have not seen less than forty-five a day and it has been well over that at times," said Mission Outreach, Executive Director, Jamie Collins.

 This week Mission Outreach has taken in even more people. The shelter has hit maximum capacity in certain parts of the building.

"In the past few days we've taken in 10 more people and our men's dorm is completely full. In fact we are over flowing, we have all the couches and cots we can pull out," said Collins.

The Shelter has done everything they can to accommodate the high number of residents. Many people in the area have been sent away due to the lack of space available but they are continuing to use all items necessary to not send people away.

"We arrange rooms to try and accommodate. We put people on couches, we make pallets on the floor. I mean we do everything we can to not turn a person away," said Collins.

Mission Outreach is in need of blankets, pillows and twin mattresses if you would like to donate.

 

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Family holds vigil for murdered mother, 2 children

    Family holds vigil for murdered mother, 2 children

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:13:05 GMT

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

  • Trial date set for parents in case of newborn bitten by rats

    Trial date set for parents in case of newborn bitten by rats

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:15:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:04:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A judge set trial dates for the mother and father of a newborn baby who was bitten by rats over 100 times back in May.

    A judge set trial dates for the mother and father of a newborn baby who was bitten by rats over 100 times back in May.

  • NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:00:23 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:23:58 GMT
    (Source: NEA Humane Society)(Source: NEA Humane Society)

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

Powered by Frankly