Two refugee families needed a place to stay and phoned the Matthew House Wednesday, but there was nothing available.

Mike Morency, executive director for the shelter that helps refugee claimants, said not only was the shelter full, but their partner shelters and rooms in city motels that are used as emergency shelter were also full.

“We really had to juggle to make arrangements so that these families were not on the street, during that snowy Thursday night,” said Morency.