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Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 11:00 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
XENIA — Bridges of Hope, a homeless shelter and resource center in Xenia, has reopened for the winter.
The shelter will provide each guest with a bed, meal, shower and volunteer opportunities for new clothes and toiletries. It will also work with guests to move them towards permanent housing by partnering with local charities and ministries.
"Hunger and homelessness are epidemics that sadly affect too many members of our community," said Marlene Labig, a Bridges of Hope board member.
Last year, the shelter helped approximately 110 people without a place to stay, served 300 meals, and logged 1000 volunteer hours.
The shelter acquired the Simon Kenton Elementary building on West Second Street last year, making room for higher occupancy.