Center for Changing Lives Pushes for Funding
Lutheran Social Services Close to Fundraising Goal
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Every night about 120 kids sleep on the streets of Duluth, and Lutheran Social Services is looking to change that.
It’s working to transform the empty space on the 1400 block of East Superior Street into a youth homeless shelter called the Center for Changing Lives.
The center would exclusively serve homeless youth, and combine street outreach programs with traditional housing.
Leaders with the non-profit say they’re about half way to their funding goal, and are confident they’ll raise more than $2 million by June.
“From here on we’re going to end youth homelessness in Duluth,” said Lutheran Social Services campaign manager, Bob Sherman. “We know our homeless kids here and we want to take care of them.”
The group will apply to get state funding in June, and find out in October if they got it.
Project advocates hope to start construction spring 2016.
For more information on the project, click here.