Salvation Army reopens emPOWERment center

Salvation Army reopens emPOWERment center

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Salvation Army has reopened its emPOWERment center.

It was originally closed due to renovations. It now hopes to help out homeless people by offering clothes, a place to take a shower and a hygiene kit.

The goal is to provide accommodations until someone is able to provide for themselves.

"It does act as a day center. It allows all of our homeless communities to utilize this facility during the day as opposed to sitting on the curbs or out on the street," Erica Hitt, social services manager for The Salvation Army, said. "Once we get them in our doors, that's our opportunity to plug them up with different agencies that can better assist them."

In addition, The Salvation Army is working on its "Token of Hope" project. This upcoming initiative will allow the army to offer more street outreach. It will connect homeless people to public assistance or rapid rehousing.

The emPOWERment center is located in the men's shelter on the corner of 17th and Ave K.

 

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