Killeen shelter to temporarily close

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The Family of Faith Homeless Shelter needs your help after deciding to temporarily close their doors.

“There’s no other way of explaining it. It hurts a lot,” says 31-year-old Arsean Session.

Session was once a client of the Friends In Crisis Shelter. He got his life on track by becoming a full-time chef at the facility.

His future will be unknown when the the shelter’s doors will temporarily close this Saturday due to lack of funding.

“The place I have so much love for is gone. Whether its temporary, permanently, it’s gone,” Session says.

Friends in Crisis is a night shelter which houses more than 70 people a night. One client says the future looks grim.

“I’d be back on the streets, and with my health problems it would end up killing me,” Myers says.

Director Suzanne Armour says they are helping clients to prepare.

“One of things we started doing is that we began regarding the availability of other resources nearby,” Armour says.

The facility primarily operates on grants and donations. It costs $1,000 a day to run, or $30,000 a month.

Armour says their goal is $200,000, and they are urging the public for help. To donate, you can click HERE.

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