Homeless Day Center in Ballpark Gets Subsidy Boost


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Denver, Colorado's day center for the homeless has been approved with a $8.6 million in financial assistance by the Denver City Council.

The Council has signed agreements with the Denver Rescue Mission as part of a 12-0 block vote on several issues. The Denver Rescue Mission plans to open the Lawrence Street Community Center, which will include the necessary facilities but with no beds. The homeless would get a safe place to wait for shelter each afternoon, outside public view. However, the plan met criticisms from neighborhood association officials, arguing that it would do nothing to reduce homelessness in the area.

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