Winter shelter planned for Goshen homeless

Elkhart Truth file photo / Dani MessickResidents of a homeless encampment in Goshen this past summer were told that the city was going to clear the area, and they were directed to nearby shelters instead.

GOSHEN — Months after the city removed an encampment near the canal, advocates for the homeless in Goshen want to ensure people in need are still taken care of this winter.

Mindy Morehead, director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Homeless Coalition Chair Kevin Farmwald told Goshen City Council about their plans for providing shelter over the next few months. Without the funds needed to build and staff a permanent shelter, they instead formed a plan to provide 30-day stays at three area churches.

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