Care Campus and the Cornerstone Rescue Mission are bracing for winter
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Both Care Campus and the Cornerstone Rescue Mission are prepping for a potential influx of visitors due to winter weather.
The Cornerstone says they expect to see an increase in visitors and have made sure to have enough drinks and warm food for as many as possible. Executive Director of Cornerstone, Lysa Allison, says they are now limited to the number of beds available so there will be a wait list once the beds are full. Allison adds that they can make exceptions to keep people warm overnight but they can only accommodate a few. During the day people are more than welcome to come inside and stay warm.
“If it’s 10 o’clock in the morning there’s no meals served and they’re cold, we don’t want them to be outside, they can come in and have coffee, they can play games, they can watch tv, they can do what they need to do to stay warm and that is our priority is keeping them warm,” said Allison.
As for the women’s shelter, it is full and there is a wait list.
Over at the Care Campus, Clinical Director, Deanna Nolan says they will also be filling beds. They have 46 detox beds and 46 safe solutions beds available. Nolan also says they are willing to put extra mats on the floor for people if needed.
“We try to help as many people as we can get them in here keep them safe and dry and warm when it gets really bad we try to talk them into not leaving because we don’t want anything to happen to them out in the community,” said Nolan.