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Lafayette Transitional Housing exists to help get people out of homelessness and find a permanent place to live, but they also have a day shelter.

Posted: Dec 27, 2017 9:25 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2017 10:48 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Transitional Housing exists to help get people out of homelessness and find a permanent place to live, but they also have a day shelter.

Development Director Jennifer Shook said most of the people who visit there usually only come for a few hours. However, with the bitterly cold days, they've had to accommodate more people than usual.

Shook said there are many options for homeless people. 

"If you're a family in our community it's family promise, if it's a domestic violence situation it's the YWCA, Lafayette Urban ministry is if you're a single person in our community," said Shook. 

But she is still worried about people being turned away. Which is why Lafayette Transitional Housing will be extending hours for the next few days. 

They will be open until 8:30 p.m. to give people a place to stay until Lafayette Urban Ministries opens the doors at their overnight shelter at 9 p.m.

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