(7/26/18) The Salvation Army has re-opened its shelter for the homeless in Monroe after a massive renovation.
The new and improved shelter will provide 19 beds for women and 28 beds for men.
Captain Jerome Casey says its more than a building, it’s about being there for those who don’t have a support system.
Captain Casey says, “It’s not just that the shelter is open, it’s that the community came together like it did. These homeless need a place to go. They need to have encouragement. They need to know there’s hope and that someone cares and that someone really does love them and that’s what we’re here to do.”
The new shelter can house up to 60 people, while the former could only house 50.