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Shelters prepare to help the homeless in the bitter cold

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Published on Dec 12, 2013

CINCINNATI (Adam Clements) -- As temperatures continue to drop, the risk for the city's homeless goes up. Shelters downtown and across the river in Northern Kentucky are gearing up to lend a helping hand to those without a place to stay. Adam Clements has more on the preparations these places are making. The harsh reality is there is a large portion of the city's population that simply doesn't have the luxury of escaping the cold by going inside their heated home. And in this type of extreme cold it can be dangerous, almost life threatening for these folks out here. We're talking frostbite, hypothermia and other problems.Fortunately there are places that are open and helping the homeless. Downtown, the Drop Inn Center is the big one, its doors are open right now, as they are 24/7, 365 days a year.You've also got options across the river. You can get a hot meal at the Parish Kitchen in Covington. And for women and children, there's the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky right next door.The Prince of Peace cold shelter also has its doors open to the homeless. That shelter is in the 1500 block of Race.

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