You can imagine a swell in the demand for services at homeless shelters when the weather is this cold. That's exactly what's happening at Haven of Rest Ministries this week.
"People that might want to stay in an abandoned building or under a bridge - and there are people that would prefer sometimes to do that - they will come into the mission just because the temperatures are so frigid," said Haven of Rest Executive Director Rev. Jeff Kaiser.
He says the shelter hosted about 235 people Monday night. He expects the facility to remain in high demand all week, but Kaiser is not worried about running out of space.
"We have never maxed out the ministry," said Kaiser. "We have areas where, if we needed to, we could put more beds down for those individuals."
The Haven's Rose Rose says that some people are stopping by not because they need a warm place to sleep or a hot meal, but they need coats, hats and other clothing to stay warm.