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VIDEO Easton homeless shelter to expand, offer more beds to women

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VIDEO Easton homeless shelter to expand, offer more beds to women
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To the hospital there is no word and how badly that person was hurt.

>>easton's a safe harbor homeless shelter is expanding to offer additional beds for women.

Writes live outside the shelter on bushkill drive with more m a.

>>this is the first major expansion the shelter has had in 30 years of the shelter's director says that some of those that are going to be dedicated 2 homeless female veterans, he says they are a very underserved population here in the lehigh valley.

>>they're pretty good took michelle on k a month to find a bat in the lehigh valley homeless shelter be in a single woman.

>>the need to get into a shelter is extremely hard there's 3 locations.

>>for a single female on cases she called easton safe harbor every day before spot finally opened up its extremely stressful being on the streets living on the streets living in a privilege in.

>>it's where i was i was living in a pavilion for months safe harbors executive director jeff poach says the shelter wants to help more women like the show get back on their feet.

>>for the first time in 30 years will be expanded adding 10 to 12 that's for single women.

Some of those spots will be dedicated to homeless female veterans, thanks to a grant in assistance from the v a there seems to be a growing need for female veterans.

>>here in the lehigh valley and there's very limited places to go for single adult women.

We have a lot of places that taylor 2 females and children and coach says safe harbor.

>>recently purchased a nearby building a space for offices class rooms and health clinic.

Low allow them to renovate rooms in the shelter for the additional bets just 10 beds, his huge for us here in the east and michelle on case says she knows many people who will need the services as soon as they become available between bethlehem and.

>>east and i have seen a lot of veterans out there.

But they do need help.

They do need a place to go.

They're looking for shelter, they are living in tents living on the streets.

>>biggest fundraiser of the year it's a regatta it's being held at bush tell parking lot of the proceeds raised from that will go to help this expansion




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