LORAIN, Ohio — A Bible with rosary beads are positioned on a pillow, awaiting a person’s return on the new St. Elizabeth Middle, a males’s homeless shelter in Lorain on Monday. The refurbished constructing, previously the Polish American Membership, will sleep as much as 50 males yr-spherical.
“The church in the present day is crammed with pleasure,” Bishop Nelson Perez stated simply earlier than blessing the area in the course of the dedication of the brand new middle. “As a result of we’re in a position – in partnering with civic and personal leaders locally – to have the ability to don’t solely a very good factor, but in addition do the fitting factor.”
The Catholic Charities shelter will supply over-night time beds, scorching meals and social providers. The lads may also have entry to scorching showers, private storage and washers and dyers. The brand new facility, which mixed providers from the Lorain Household Middle and St. Joseph Overnighter Shelter, began housing males on September 20.
In accordance with Bob Tayek, Director of Media and Public Relations on the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the 2017 Catholic Charities Annual attraction raised $12.four million from forty eight,542 donors which made the St. Elizabeth Middle a actuality.