Springfield Overflow Shelter opens Sunday for homeless - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Springfield Overflow Shelter opens Sunday for homeless

Posted:

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.

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms