Shelter from the Night

A series of stories about the local emergency shelter

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Journal/Sam Green
A few minutes before six, a line forms outside the Emergency Bridge Shelter door waiting for it to open up for the night. Enlargephoto

Journal/Sam Green A few minutes before six, a line forms outside the Emergency Bridge Shelter door waiting for it to open up for the night.

The Bridge Emergency Shelter is open every year from mid-October to mid-April, providing a facility for people in need of shelter from the cold winter nights.

Over a one year period, two people have died in the park.

The shelter, along with the Cortez Day Labor center, work to give residents a place to stay and the hope of finding temporary work.

In this series of stories, the Journal looks at the shelter, the people who use the facilities and the men and women who volunteer and work at the shelter.