Several services available to help those in need during the cold winter months


(NEWS10) – The Interfaith Partnership for the homeless has a drop in shelter people can use during the day time, after the Code Blue shelters have closed.

It’s designed to be a 0ne-stop shop for everything someone on hard times needs to get back on their feet; you don’t have to be homeless.

They’ve got a nurse on sight for checkups and primary care, they’ve got caseworkers on staff, people can use showers, you can use the phone, and they’ll even find people places to live if they fit the criteria.

It’s manly volunteers based outreach outside of the 15 person staff, and they’re always accepting donations; anything you would need, they need and they give it all out as soon as it comes in; things like coats, hats and all types of toiletries.

“They are very thankful for the small things like getting a tooth brush or a bar of soap or deodorant; things that we may take for granted because we have that already. I think that for me, working here it kind of humbled me, you know? I use the last bit of toothpaste now, I don’t just throw the tube away, you know,”

The shelter is free of charge, all you have to do is go there, find Shameeka Chaney-Artis and get signed up for services. The drop in shelter is available until the first week of April.

Other shelters in the area in the area are doing work too, so let’s support those doing outreach and keeping those in need warm during these bitterly cold winter months.

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