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Colorado Springs ministry steps in with stopgap homeless solution

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With the opening of a new homeless shelter pushed back again for at least another week, a local organization has stepped in with a stopgap measure for those living on the streets.

Ecumenical Social Ministries will open a temporary shelter at its North Weber Street location Tuesday to house up to 25 homeless women without children until the Springs Rescue Mission opens its new facility. he opening of the Springs Rescue Mission's new shelter, originally slated for Nov. 1, had been pushed back to Nov. 10, and now is not expected to open until Nov. 18.On Tuesday, the mission will have about 50 beds available for men in another building on its campus at 5 W. Las Vegas St. The new shelter will be on the campus.

After the 150-bed shelter for men and women opens, roughly 50 beds will be available for women, said Travis Williams, the nonprofit's Vice President of Advancement.

In total, Springs Rescue Mission will be able to house 243 people during winter months.

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