CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A shelter for those with nowhere to go opened its doors earlier this month, and in the days since, shelter officials say it has made a big difference in many people’s lives.
The Illinois Valley Warming Shelter was created after a camp where a homeless population was staying had to be cleaned up due to environmental and health concerns. The homeless were then pushed into the city and soon the doors to the shelter opened.
“helping them stay warm at night and feeding them is not so hard and though it’s taxing and time consuming, it’s so worth it,” Stacie Skinner, of the Illinois Valley Warming Center.
Shelter officials say the warming center is expected to stay open through March or early April, depending on how long the cold weather sticks around.