The heat keeps raging on this week.
Nearly everyone is taking shelter indoors as often as possible.
However, for those who are homeless, that becomes much more difficult.
Fortunately, shelters in the area are opening their doors.
For example, Siena/Francis House has suddenly become a refuge from the hot sun.
Jessie Williams is one of many new residents at Siena/Francis.
“With the heat outside, it's seems to be getting hotter and hotter,” he says.
As the heat continues, more and more are coming to Siena/Francis to cool off, watch a movie, sit in front of a fan, and get a drink of water.
Executive Director Mike Saklar says since the recent heat wave, the shelter is at more than 150% capacity.
He says that's not a problem though because those people need a place to cool off.
“Occasionally you have people that end up with heat stroke, or other things if they're not out in this heat not taking care of themselves,” says Saklar.
With few other options for escaping the heat, Williams says Siena/Francis is pretty cool.
“I actually find it pretty helpful. With the way it is out, this is a nice little establishment," he says.
Siena/Francis says it's with it being well over capacity with around 460 men, women, and children staying there, supplies are being used up quickly there.
It needs help with donations of items like bottled water and soap.
Other shelters have been helping the homeless from the heat as well.
The Stephen Center has taken a few dozen new people over the last couple of weeks.
The Open Door Mission has been taking new residents as well, in addition to dropping off water to those in need around the city.