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Salvation Army men's shelter closes in Lafayette

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 20:30:49-04

Thursday, the Salvation Army closed the doors on its men's shelter in Lafayette.

The reason for the closure of the 6th Street shelter, officials says, is due to the building condition not meeting standards of a Salvation Army shelter. They hope to reopen in the future but say with a lack of funds, they will not be able to.

"The Salvation Army is eager for the possibility of reopening the shelter if we can secure adequate funding for maintenance and operations. For now, other shelters are operating in the area to serve the homeless housing needs," Captain Mark Hunter said.

The Lafayette Corps' kitchen will remain open and serve meals daily to the community. Social services will also remain available to the public.

New leadership is expected to arrive at the Lafayette Corps later this month. The new officer will assist with the plans for the development and improvement of the Lafayette location.

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