Salvation Army Overflow Shelter Officially Open

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In an effort to house as many of our homeless as possible during the winter season, The Salvation Army's overflow shelter is now up and running.

The shelter opened its doors on Monday and has been full ever since.

The facility gives those who seek services at the shelter a place to stay for up to 90 days while they figure out their housing situation.

HomewardBound is unable to take in everyone who wishes to utilize their facility during the season due to an increase in volume, which is attributed to the cold conditions..

Due to this, the Salvation Army decided to step in. They said their efforts are all made possible, thanks to their volunteers.

"It's a place for them to stay, but it's not just that. The volunteers that Peace and Justice Brings really do work very hard to make sure that they're a guest at grandmas," said Captain Steve Staneart, Commanding Officer for the Mesa County Salvation Army.

Captain Staneart said as soon their guests come in, they are welcomed with a warm cup of coffee and a snack. Once they wake up in the morning, they are then offered breakfast before heading outside for the day.

As a reminder, guests have to check in with HomewardBound of the Grand Valley first, before they can head over to the Salvation Army shelter.

If you need a place to stay, you can head over there as early as 5:30 p.m. to sign in.

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