Night off the Streets program reduced in size due to pandemic
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) -The Night off the Streets Program is now down to just one shelter. The program helps anyone that needs a warm place to stay in the state capital.
Night off the Streets started in 2017 as a joint effort that six churches participated in, agreeing to use their buildings as winter shelters for the homeless. Due to COVID-19 and current capacity restrictions, those churches were not able to open their facilities.
Thankfully, The Salvation Army still owns its old building that leaders are trying to sell. Right now, they are using the facility to take in up to 25 men, women, and children each night. Volunteers with NOTS help operate the program and provide assistance to the less fortunate. The organization also received just over $20,000 from Carson City through a Community Development Block Grant via St. Vincent de Paul to help cover the cost of PPE, bedding, cleaning materials and other costs brought on by the pandemic.
Operations for the shelter are expected to wrap up at the end of March.
You can find more information about how to help and volunteering here.
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