Concord struggling to find space for winter homeless shelter
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Advocates in New Hampshire’s capital city are struggling to set up an overnight homeless shelter before winter sets in.
The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/2goCMjZ) efforts to find a location to house homeless people overnight during winter months have come up short. The Friends Program ran an overnight shelter at the empty St. Peter’s Church last winter. It was meant to be a one-time fix, and the non-profit says it likely can’t run a shelter again this winter.
Concord’s South and First Congregational churches used to run winter shelters but stopped in 2015.
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and city officials are working to secure a space before the bitter cold begins.
Many homeless people from surrounding towns come to Concord because it offers better services, including a soup kitchen.