A day after a 6-year-old girl ran out of her Oakdale home with bloody hands, screaming that her mommy and daddy were dead, police labeled the shooting deaths of her parents and a live-in baby sitter a double murder-suicide.
The more fortunate homeless families stay at Twin Cities shelters, with rooms and private bathrooms. But for years, those shelters have been chronically full, and this group was part of tonight’s overflow. That excess is sopped up by a St. Paul Area Council of Churches program called Project Home. Demand for the program doubled from 2002 to 2009 — with an additional 20 percent rise predicted in 2010.
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