"In the last year, it's rare that we have an empty bed," said Lamb, adding that summer is traditionally a slow season for the shelter.
She attributed the surge in need to the poor economy. "When I started here four years ago, there were very few women who stayed here," she said. "Now we've increased our capacity to six beds and they're full all the time."
The shelter will be fundraising with the One Fine Day event to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Now in its fourth year, the garden party-style event will give attendees a chance to be pampered while enjoying wine, lunch by Kenyon Hill Catering, music and even a bachelor auction.
For information on One Fine Day and other ways to help the shelter, visit www.sheltersofsaratoga.com.""