Spooner House's holds annual 'No Freeze Program'

Spooner House has begun their annual ‘No Freeze Program’ which is designed to keep the homeless off the streets at night during the winter. As temperatures continue to drop the homeless population’s need for warm shelter becomes that much more severe.

Beginning at 9 p.m, those who are seeking shelter can go to the shelter’s back door and will be admitted for the evening. All people will be admitted as long as they are not under the influence of any drugs and follow the center’s guidelines once allowed inside.

All guests have to leave at 6 a.m the following morning unless Governor Malloy activates the severe cold weather protocol, in which the shelter will act as a “warming center” where people can stay until the temperature increases.

The program will continue until March 31.