It’s been a month since the Shalom Community Center started offering weekend hours allowing it to be open seven days a week.
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 Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association has promised $150,000 for the shelter previously known as Martha’s House.
Bloomington’s Shalom Community Center along with other community members are attempting to change negative perceptions of the homeless in a creative way.
The Shalom Community Center plans to move dozens of homeless people into a new housing complex on the south side of Bloomington.
The group marched from the Shalom Center to the Herald-Times to protest citations given to homeless people last week.
A remembrance ceremony in Bloomington brought several people together.
The apartments are slated to be finished by December 2013 and can accommodate 40 individuals in one bedroom apartments.
The Shalom Center received a grant that will help it pay for housing for homeless individuals and families.
Shalom Community Center, began holding free, on-site GED preparation classes starting January 25.