Salvation Army looking to build a new shelter

Corinne Hautala

Salvation Army looking to build a new shelter

CREATED May. 23, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – The Salvation Army is in the process of raising money to replace a 50 year old hospitality house in Tucson.

Officials with the Salvation Army describe the current shelter as “inadequate.”  The shelter was originally built to house homeless veterans, so there isn’t a separate area for women and children.  For that reason, the Salvation Army has to turn some people away.

“Families can actually stay together instead of being separate,” explained Salvation Army spokeswoman Shawna Kroh, “So they can have families in the same unit.”  

Once the $7.5 million is raised and the new hospitality house is built, next to the current one, the old one will be torn down.