New Missoula family warming shelter opens

Posted at 10:54 AM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 12:54:28-05

MISSOULA – A new Salvation Army shelter officially opened up on Saturday night.

After months of fundraising, the shelter opened its doors to community members
at 10 p.m.

The winter shelter will provide the Missoula homeless population with a warm place to stay on cold nights.

Missoula’s other homeless shelter, the Povarello Center, consistently reaches its
cap, and is forced to turn people away.

Despite initial challenges raising enough money and hiring enough employees, the shelter
is finally up and running, allowing pets and offering separate rooms for women and children.

The shelter will be open from 10 p.m. until 7 p.m. until March 31.