Xenia homeless shelter reopens for the winter 

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 11:00 PM

Bridges of Hope, a homeless shelter and resource center in Xenia, has reopened for the winter.

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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.

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"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.

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The shelter acquired the Simon Kenton Elementary building on West Second Street last year, making room for higher occupancy. 

For donation and volunteer information, visit www.skbridgesofhope.org.