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Missoula homeless shelter adjusting to bitter cold

Johnson Street Shelter
Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 12:15:15-05

MISSOULA — This week’s bitterly cold weather has staff for the Poverello Center’s new winter shelter on the corner of North and Johnson streets in Missoula working to ensure a warm, COVID-19 safe shelter for the homeless.

A news release from the Poverello Center says they are addressing this weather by adjusting policies to maximize who can stay at the emergency shelters while still ensuring social distancing.

Executive Director Amy Allison Thompson says their Homeless Outreach Team will be encouraging those who are still experiencing unsheltered homelessness to come inside.

In addition, the Poverello Center is currently out of hats, gloves, and hand warmers. If you can donate those items or make a cash donation, visit Poverello Center’s website to donate.