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A diverse group uses facility on nightly basis
Amanda Carlton reads a book while waiting at the Cortez Day Labor center. Her and other people who need work go and wait for someone to call in need of workers.
Bridge Emergency Shelter Executive Director Sara Wakefield points out the well-stocked pantry from community donations this year at the shelter. The shelter depends heavily on donations to help them get through the season, which goes from mid-October through mid-April.
A couple of homeless people sleep in City Park on one of the unusually warm winter days. Forty-seven-year-old Mary Rose Shay died in Parque de Vida on Jan. 2, 2012.
Shelter Numbers

Bridge Emergency Shelter Statistics
2006-07
Nights open: 168
Unduplicated clients: 199
Total clients: 1,924
Average a night: 11
Male-Female: N/A
2007-08
Nights open: 184
Unduplicated clients: 193
Total clients: 2,845
Average a night: 15
Male-Female: 81%-19%
2008-09
Nights open: 185
Unduplicated clients: 196
Total clients: 2,744
Average a night: 15
Male-Female: 83%-17%
2009-10
Nights open: 181
Unduplicated clients: 211
Total clients: 2,837
Average a night: 16
Male-Female: 87%-13%
2010-11
Nights open: 182
Unduplicated clients: 225
Total clients: 3,254
Average a night: 20
Male-Female: 89%-11%

Source: The Bridge Emergency Shelter newsletter

Home until morning

Amanda Carlton reads a book while waiting at the Cortez Day Labor center. Her and other people who need work go and wait for someone to call in need of workers.
Bridge Emergency Shelter Executive Director Sara Wakefield points out the well-stocked pantry from community donations this year at the shelter. The shelter depends heavily on donations to help them get through the season, which goes from mid-October through mid-April.
A couple of homeless people sleep in City Park on one of the unusually warm winter days. Forty-seven-year-old Mary Rose Shay died in Parque de Vida on Jan. 2, 2012.
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