CLAYTON, MO (KMOX) – For five weeks in a row, homeless shelter residents and homeless advocates have flocked to the St. Louis County Council meeting to ask for a new shelter.

Lindsay Resney says she has never been homeless but has seen firsthand how overcrowded the shelters are.

“She was living on the street in a teeny-tiny park in DeBaliviere and, because she was single, she couldn’t get a shelter. It was only November and they were already full,” she said.

County Council Chair Kathleen Burkett addressed the homeless, saying a plan is in the works.

“Please understand, it cannot happen overnight,” she said. “It’s a very very complex issue, as I think all of you are aware. But don’t give up hope on that.”


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