Uptown Shelter Opens Doors Again After Last Minute Donation

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 / WBEZ
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 / WBEZ

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 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.