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Catholic Diocese proposes homeless Shelter in Whittier neighborhood

by Mark Brown

Matt Althoff from the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls talks to Greg Belfrage about the new homeless shelter proposed for the Whittier neighborhood.

Althoff said the church’s ultimate goal is to provide the city’s homeless a place to get essential services, as well as a place to stay when other shelters are closed. The Catholic Diocese’s shelter would take over as an overnight shelter for the Salvation Army gym in the winter and summer months. 

The Salvation Army’s warming house, for example, closes in the morning and leaves many people with no place to go until the other shelters open, he said.