Vote Tonight on Manitowoc Homeless Shelter
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MANITOWOC, Wis.- A homeless shelter for single men will become a reality in Manitowoc after being on the discussion table for almost a year. Tonight, a local parish got the green light on the project from the city council.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish operates Hope House, a shelter for homeless families just outside of where the old school is, that's why leaders say a new shelter fits perfectly.
"They have all the procedures in place for handling all the drug screening all the other types of screening that allows for the input of men coming into the system," said St. Francis of Assisi director of administration and deacon, Bob Beehner.
This new shelter would be called The Haven and it would house up to 20 men at a time. This is the parish's second attempt at a homeless shelter since last fall. Neighbors were against the move then, but this time they're supporting it.
"I really think they have everything in order they're business plan is sound and they addressed the issues with the neighbors early on by sending out letters," said Manitowoc mayor, Justin Nickels.
An approval would mean the parish could start work on the project right away.
St. Francis of Assisi would like to have the shelter completed before winter.