Racine's Homeless Shelter Finds Temporary Location
Racine is moving towards reopening a homeless shelter.
After a month long battle over where it would be located, the shelter finally has a temporary location.
Segue which is a group of churches and concerned citizens came up with the idea of an overnight warming center, after housing dozens of homeless for Racinians last winter.
They took in those who didn't fit in other shelters, due to past convictions, or addictions.
That worried neighbors in the MLK Junior Drive area, where the shelter was originally going to be located.
After months of searching, the shelter will be open for five months from November 1 to April 1 at the former Lincoln Lutheran building.
The building will offer a warm place to stay for the night-for those unfit for other shelters.
From 7 AM to 7 PM the shelter will offer basic needs like showers, laundry and food.
The only exception is no sex offenders.
County Executive Jonathan Delagrave says this is a collaborative effort.
“County will provide rent for 5 months, November through March and Segue will provide day to day operations,” said Delagrave.
The funding still needs approval from county supervisors.
Delagrave said the county is actively working on a permanent solution.
In the meantime, a neighborhood meeting will be held tomorrow to answer any questions from the community