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Springfield Overflow Shelter opens Sunday for homeless


Springfield's homeless now have another place to stay overnight during the cold winter months.

The Springfield Overflow Shelter, or SOS, opened Sunday night for the sixth year. It initally opened after a man froze to death while living on the street. An hour after opening Sunday, half of the beds were already full.

With state funding cuts and other shelters in town already full, organizers say this year it will take a city-wide effort to keep the shelter running.

The SOS is open seven days a week from 6:30 p.m to 7:00 a.m.

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