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Homeless shelter to open early to help those in need

August 27, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont shelter is opening more than a month ahead of schedule to address a growing homeless population.

WPTZ-TV reports the Charter House in Middlebury decided to open on Sept. 1 this year to help individuals and families in the area. The change will cost the shelter an additional $12,000.

Charter House Co-Director Doug Sinclair says the nonprofit recognizes more people need help.

It takes about $140,000 for the shelter to stay open half the year. Sinclair says he’s hopeful that the organization will eventually be able to stay open year-round.

The shelter also wants to modify its historic building so it’s handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit www.charterhousecoalition.org.

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Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com

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