Homeless children have nowhere to go

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Homeless children in the Grand Valley are forced to face bitter cold temperatures during the day with nowhere to go.

There's no doubt it's cold outside, but imagine having no place to go to get warm. Hundreds of Grand Junction residents are faced with this daily, having to bear the freezing temperatures without shelter or heat.
There are some places that stay open to keep people out of the cold, but in some cases children are forced to face the elements with nowhere to go.

For the Sapp family, that's a reailty.

Mattew Sapp and his wife have a four-year-old son and each day they need to find somewhere to get out of the freezing cold temperatures.

On Wednesday night, they stayed at they stayed in the homeless shelter Homeward Bound on North Avenue, but when they're shown the door at 8 a.m., they need to search for more shelter.

There is the Day Center to go to at the corner of 3rd Street and Pitkin Avenue which opens in the mid-morning, but they don't allow children anymore and that includes little Mark Sapp.

The Sapps hope someday they'll have they'll have their own shelter from the cold. Fortunately they were taken in by friends for the day and will stay there until Homeward Bound opens their doors for the night.


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