DH and I were discussing the impact this will have on the local population of homeless vets...recently one of the nearby low-rent motels was closed due to health code violations in early spring...and now the homeless shelter is threatened with closure. It's heading into the hottest part of the summer.
Martha's Kitchen dorm, store to close
Residents of the male dormitory at Martha's Kitchen in Temple will have to seek shelter elsewhere, as the city's Building and Standards Commission voted Monday night to close the building next week, citing safety and sanitary concerns.
The commission also voted to close the non-profit homeless shelter's furniture store and thrift shop.
Martha's Kitchen chairman Ray Severn said the decision will slowly lead to the shutdown of the agency.
"It's basically going to shut off our lifeline," said Severn of the decision to close the men's dorm and the stores. "We're not going to have as much money coming in, and we won't have the males to work in the kitchen."
As I googled this...I found more shelters and even domestic violence hotlines that are closing and shutting down.
I've already seen an increase of indigents on the highway that leads to the VA.
DH thinks things are just going to keep get worse for the homeless/indigent, and thinks we will see more shelters close due to lack of funds... I hope not.