Audrain County Shelter Resource Coalition Hosts Open House Discussion on Homelessness

Elected officials and law enforcement gathered yesterday (Tuesday) in Mexico for a discussion on homelessness in the area.

An open house was hosted by the Audrain County Shelter Resource Coalition at its main office located at 626 East Summit Street.

The nonprofit operates a warming shelter during the winter and a resource center.

Federal, state and local officials were invited to the event with the goal to raise awareness of what the shelter is doing to fight homelessness in Audrain County.

According to a report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2022 Missouri had 5,992 people reported as homeless.

The Audrain County Shelter Resource Center is currently building a temporary winter shelter at their Summit Street location.

The shelter will operate for three months during the winter.

The goal is to eventually get enough funding to allow it to continue year-round.

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