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Daytime Homeless Shelter Demand Expected To Increase In Washtenaw County

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County is in need of facilities to help prepare for a possible increase in daytime shelter demand during the next three weeks.  

From now until December 8th, most public buildings in Washtenaw County will remain closed as part of recent COVID-19 state guidelinesto help prevent the increased spread of the virus.  Dan Kelly is the executive director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County and says that means fewer locations for the homeless to visit during the day to warm up. 

Dan Kelly: If anybody has a site that they’re aware of or that they operate or anything, doesn’t matter if it’s a business or a commercial property, or it could be a gym or anything, we’re happy to talk.

Kelly says they’re currently providing daytime shelter to about 90 individuals.  Organizations or businesses that can provide daytime shelter for the homeless can click here to get in contact with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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