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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A new home has been found for Rochester’s homeless shelter - the third one in seven months.

The city is partnering with the Rochester Salvation Army to relocate the shelter from the Mayo Civic Center. It will be located just a few blocks away at the Salvation Army building.

The city will use $400,000 in federal COVID-19 funds to help pay for the shelter’s expenses.

The shelter will include bathrooms, food, and other services between the hours of 8 A.M. to 7 P.M., every day during the ongoing pandemic.

City Administrator Steve Ryme says the city’s response is a collaborative effort. “We have incredible community partners who are stepping up during this health crisis. With their support, and with federal CARES funding, we are able to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable in our community. “

The shelter was initially located in a county building near the Government Center and later relocated to the Mayo Civic Center.


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