A study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the number of people in Indiana experiencing homelessness has gone down.
The non-profit hopes to extend its hours to 7 days a week by Oct. 1.
Extending Shalom’s hours from five days to seven days a week was one of several recommendations the Safety, Civility and Justice task force put forward.
The new measures include continuing police presence downtown and attempting to raise funds for the Shalom Community Center to keep its doors open on weekends.
Among other recommendations, the task force asks the city to establish a long-term, stable source of funding for public safety initiatives.
The program will employ three to five people for an average of 20 hours a week.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is poised to announce that the city will receive more than $5 million in federal money to help fight homelessness.
The money will help cover costs for organizations providing housing and social services to Indiana's homeless.
According to the Williams Institute, up to 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
The city of Elkhart is using federal funding to turn a vacant apartment building into housing for local homeless residents.