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Homeless Shelter Scaling Back

(LaPorte, IN) - The new homeless shelter in LaPorte is no longer putting people up during the night.

Center Township Township Trustee Lisa Pierzakowski says the shelter at First Baptist Church

hasn’t had many people lately.

But, the facility is still staffed during evenings.

So, if someone needs a place to stay during the night, they’re given a ride to the shelter in

Michigan City and a ride back to work, if necessary, in LaPorte.

Pierzakowski says the number of overnight stays has gone down drastically because housing,

jobs and treatment have been found for most of the over 40 individuals who sought help for their


She says the homeless shelter will be staffed until April 15 to get people needing a place to stay to

the shelter in Michigan City.

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