Homeless in Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY – It's possible that warm fall weather has helped convince more homeless people to stay in Cheyenne.

The director of the city's homeless shelter, Pam Nowak, says, starting in mid-September, she usually sees a decrease from 50 clients to 30 clients each night. But this year, she says, they have not experienced that drop.

Instead, she says, it seems there are a lot more people around the area than ususal. Nowak says she does not know for sure if the warm fall is the cause of the change.

This year was unusual in another way. Nowak says the shelter usually starts getting busy around April each year, but this year their client numbers started growing in March.