The Salvation Army homeless shelter shut its doors temporarily in April due to unqualified staff on-site.
Since the closure, residents have been curious about the shelter reopening.
“The community has been asking me several times a day when is the shelter going to be reopened”? said Tamara Robb Lt. Commanding Officer.
“We’re a 26 men bed shelter and several have stopped by our administrative office and asked when you are going to be open, I really need a place to stay,” Robb said.
Today the shelter reopened, and will provide homeless men a place to shower, eat, and get a good night rest.
“There are rules and there’s standards that we have because we want to keep it a clean safe place for them to stay.” Robb said.
In order for clients to check into the shelter, they must provide id, fill out paperwork, and also attend an orientation.
“Some are from the area, so move out and some get stranded as they get here and then they don’t have any funds to travel further so they have to wait until they get more resources before they can move on to their homes,” Robb said.
After undergoing maintenance and repairs, the shelter opened in time enough for the scorching weather.
“We have hired some great staff; we have two new cooks and three new house monitors that will be working with the residents and we have been doing some steadily cleaning and painting,” Robb said.