(La Porte, IN) - The homeless shelter in La Porte is open again for the winter. It’s at the old Christ Church at U.S 35 and Jefferson Avenue , as it was when it opened for the first time a year ago.
Center Township Trustee Lisa Pierzakowski, who helps run the shelter, said about three people a night have stayed since reopening for the winter on December 1. She said the mission of helping people get back on their feet through employment and substance abuse treatment remains the same this year. People must agree to seek help in order to stay more than one night at the shelter.
Pierzakowski said things are a bit more challenging this year because of COVID-19. She said people are kept at least six feet apart from each other and the facility is “fogged” daily to help prevent infection.
Pierzakowski said the shelter is open seven days a week. People are allowed to stay from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. and food is served every evening and morning.