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The Salvation Army is searching for houses of faith to house homeless women for up to a week at a time, starting in April. That’s when the Room in the Inn winter-shelter program ends for the season, leaving scores of the city’s homeless without a place to sleep.

“We’re not sure where they’re going,” said Julie Putnam, director of Room in the Inn. “I have talked with many … who tell me that they will go back to living in a camp in the woods or under bridges once Room in the Inn is over.”

Room in the Inn, run by the Urban Ministry Center, already has surpassed the 1,216 people it served last season. This winter, it has helped 1,248 find a place to sleep at 100 sites, including local colleges, YMCAs and houses of faith. The program served 35 families, 273 women and 940 men.