Advocates Struggle to Place Homeless Families During Winter Storm

Published 03/04 2014 10:33PM

Updated 03/05 2014 08:22AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Local homeless advocates say the extreme cold made it nearly impossible to find shelter for a Central Arkansas family.

Police in North Little Rock say they called shelters across the area to take in a woman with a teenage child Monday. After finding places like the Salvation Army too full, they relied on a local homeless advocate.

"He called me back and said I can't get her in anywhere, can you please help me I don't know what to do with her at which point we were able to put her in a hotel room," says Aaron Reddin.

The Compassion Center says it was open and had space. Police and Reddin aren't sure why there was a breakdown in communication and service, but Reddin says it happens often.

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