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Nonprofit group seeks new location for day shelter for homeless

January 10, 2014

After renting from Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1101 Washington Blvd., since 2010, Family Promise of Lycoming County needs a new home for its day center....

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Jan-11-14 9:28 PM

so let me get this right ainger5 you think its a good idea for a homeless shelter to be housed in a prison, because a prison would be suitable for homeless families to be housed, under the condition that it is a good environment for families? Don't be offended but that is a completely insane idea, how bout u become homeless and we put u and ur family up in the homeless shelter at the prison and see how quick u change ur mind on the idea that it would be a suitable place for the homeless. The idea is to make things easier on families that have been displaced, make them feel comfortable, as if being homeless isn't bad enough your idea of putting them in a renovated prison is just going to make their situation worst and will result in families living on the street rather than in a prison, the idea is to make the homeless feel like they have a home while they transition back into an affordable home environment. USAborn is right but the city will not give up their profits for the homeless

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Jan-10-14 3:38 PM

I completely agree with USABorn. Or what about the prison? The city is planning on expanding and building a new prison. They have placed the homless in prison for many reasons which is one reason that contributes to the prison being over crowded. the city should think about participating in this form of posotive effect if they are looking for a change. i dont see why they would object? its for a posotive effect vs a negative effect? Sheltering the homeless is a more posotive effect then imprisonment due to being homeless. if the city wants to see a change, the schools or the prison has enough holding space and facilities for this. dontchya think?

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Jan-10-14 2:49 PM

Why couldn't one of the smaller school buildings have been donated to Family Promise instead of being sold? With kitchen/dining, bathrooms, shower rooms, etc., it would be perfect and would help so many!

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