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Nonprofits team up to open cold weather shelter in Goshen

GOSHEN, Ind.—Nonprofits in Goshen and Elkhart are teaming up to provide additional shelter and aid for those who need it this winter.

Beginning on Thursday, on nights where temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit according to the Weather Channel forecast for Goshen, the Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network (GIHN) will open its shelter location at 105 South Third Street.

The location will serve men and women and on nights when it opens, will operate from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m.

Elkhart County Clubhouse, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Faith Mission, GIHN, and the Window will take turns staffing the shelter.

To signal when it plans to open, the shelter will provide communication to the City of Goshen as well as directly with known members of the homeless community. Signs will also be posted around the city.

The shelter will run at least through February.

GIHN is accepting donations of pillows and blankets to provide for those staying at the shelter overnight.

To learn more or to make a donation, call GIHN at 534-2300.

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