October 23, 2014

Ribbon cut on new shelter for homeless men in Omaha

Many of the homeless in the Omaha metro area now have a new place to keep warm this winter. The ribbon was cut this week on the Open Door Mission’s new Garland Thompson Men’s Center. Executive Director Candace Gregory says they are now able to provide 300 beds for men who come to the shelter in emergency situations.

The 65-thousand square foot building includes a wellness center, kitchen and educational and life skills classrooms. They will offer assistance for those wanting to get their G-E-D, vocational training for trades like fork lift operator to culinary arts. It also features a wing specifically for veterans.

This was the final phase in their Rebuilding Lives Campaign.