Vince Savage

One of the first questions that people ask Dr. Vince Savage, executive director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter is: There actually are homeless people in Aspen?

Roger Adams / Aspen Public Radio

Reporter Alycin Bektesh stopped by the Aspen Homeless Shelter’s day center recently to check in on summer use, new programs and preparations for the winter season.

 This week on Cross Currents, The Little Nell Hotel is hosting a BBQ cookoff with top Aspen chefs to benefit the Aspen Homeless Shelter Thursday.

Roger Adams / Aspen Public Radio

The snowstorms during these final days of skiing are a welcome return to winter for some. But, unlike the winter months, the Aspen Homeless Shelter is no longer open. For those without a home this is the hardest time of year.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

About 20 people on average eat at the Aspen Homeless Shelter day center each evening. Tonight, the room is also crammed with  9-year-olds, their parents and their siblings.