Downtown church will open its doors to homeless

A downtown church will temporarily open its doors to homeless people who have beenĀ staying in a tent encampment downtown.

Starting Tuesday night, up to 15 people will be able to stay in the gymnasium at Downtown United Presbyterian Church on North Fitzhugh Street, said Gail Mott, a member of the church’s justice team. People can stay overnight, from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m., for two weeks.

The church will offer a daily hot meal, breakfast and sandwiches to people before they head out for the day. read more…