Salvation Army to assist homeless affected by YWCA closing

By WEEK Reporter

October 12, 2012 Updated Oct 12, 2012 at 11:31 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Salvation Army announced Friday that they have signed a letter of intent with Housing Urban Development to begin offering daytime assistance to those homeless who utilized the YWCA‘s day center program.

“We have been in contact with HUD, the Continuum of Care and the city to help accommodate these men,” said Major Evie Diaz, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. “While we still have to work out the details on proper resourcing of the program, both in terms of funds and staffing, we are standing in the gap and will begin helping these folks out beginning tomorrow morning.”

The Sylvia Fites Family Service Center will be available as a day center beginning Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Until further notice, the Sylvia Fites Family Service Center at 414 NE Jefferson will act as the daytime spot for the Day Center clients.

Once a formal agreement is finalized with HUD, and properly reviewed and vetted through The Salvation Army, final program details will be released.

For more information, contact Rich Draeger at 655-1348 or 253-9909.

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