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Uptown Shelter Opens Doors Again After Last Minute Donation

A men’s shelter that was on the brink of closing is now welcoming homeless guests again.

The Interim Men’s Housing Program in Uptown was going to close because it couldn’t raise much-needed private funds last year, but an last minute donation saved it.

It started taking in guests on Tuesday and will likely be back at its capacity -- 72 people -- in February.

Meanwhile, an influx of other donations have allowed the program to increase staff and undertake renovations.

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A countdown sign hangs on the wall at North Side Housing and Supportive Services’ Interim Housing Program for Men in Uptown.On Dec. 7, there were 9 days left until the day the shelter planned to have all residents moved out, a week before it will close its doors for good.

A countdown sign hangs on the wall at North Side Housing and Supportive Services’ Interim Housing Program for Men in Uptown. On Dec. 7, there were 9 days left until the day the shelter planned to have all residents moved out, a week before it was supposed close its doors for good.

Paula Friedrich

A men’s shelter that was on the brink of closing is now welcoming homeless guests again.

The Interim Men’s Housing Program in Uptown was going to close because it couldn’t raise much-needed private funds last year, but a last minute donation saved it.

The shelter started taking in guests on Tuesday and will likely be back at its capacity -- 72 people -- in February.

Meanwhile, an influx of other donations have allowed the program to increase staff and undertake renovations.

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