In the midst of a deep freeze, one group on the front lines helping Fort McMurray’s homeless are having to turn away those who need their help most and there are fears they’ll have to turn away more because of cuts to their funding.

The organizations laid out the stark reality after pleading with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to reverse planned cuts during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

“We are failing [the homeless],” said Allison Pardy, the outgoing executive director for the Choices Association of Fort McMurray.