Helping Hands Ministry may have found a new home for its emergency shelter.
Executive Director Rod Lane says the facility at 11th and Washington received approval from the Springfield City Council’s Committee-of-the-Whole Tuesday to use to use a Community Block Grant for the shelter.
“Our agency has gone through several locations,” says Lane. “We think things are getting better. This is the right building. It is the right time.”
The building was previously used by Catholic Charities.
Lane says the homeless problem remains in the city and the winter weather will only make things worse. He could not provide an estimate the number of homeless in Springfield.