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Goshen Interfaith hopes to open new homeless shelter

GOSHEN, Ind. –- A Goshen non-profit wants to bring a new homeless shelter to the city of Goshen. They plan to build the shelter on east Lincoln Avenue.

The shelter has been in the works for nearly two years, when they decided to provide housing for women, men, and families during the polar vortex.

The City of Goshen currently does not have a shelter that houses men.

“Currently if they want shelter they have to go to Elkhart to Faith Mission,” Mindy Morehead said, the Executive Director of Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network. “And while that is a great program it’s still out of the Goshen community and there’s some that refuse to leave the community, they’ve grown up here.”

The new shelter in Goshen would serve eight beds for men, eight beds for women, and eight beds for families. The men and women quarters will be separated.

The new shelter would cost $1.7 million if approved.

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