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11/20/13 — Homelessness is a year round issue

As the weather turns wet, cold and snowy those of us with housing may tend to think a little more about people who are experiencing homeless. They may be sleeping in their car, camping in the woods, staying in a storage unit or sleeping under a bench or a bridge. They have no place to call home, nowhere to safely keep their belongings, and they are certainly more subject to the elements. One chronically homeless woman states, “I’m OK, really, I just don’t like to wake up covered in snow”.

By mid November Safe Harbor, a seasonal rotating church-hosted shelter, will be open to provide overnight shelter and meals to people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Traverse City. Safe Harbor operates during winter months.

Homelessness is a year ‘round issue. The Inn is open 12 months, 365 days per year. Last year the Goodwill Inn served 592 individuals and families seeking emergency shelter, providing 32,219 nights of shelter…continue reading

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