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The Pueblo warming shelter is open and saving lives

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 29, 2018

PUEBLO – It’s been two weeks since the emergency warming shelter in Pueblo opened.

The director of the Pueblo Rescue Mission says it has already saved lives.

Anywhere from 50 to 60 people stay in the shelter each night. Handfuls of others have also stopped by for emergency needs like socks and sleeping bags.

Director Kathy Cline said she’s grateful to the people of Pueblo and their generosity.

“There have been so many donations through churches, through individuals, through businesses,” said Cline. “I mean people have just shown up at this door at all times of the day and night, basically bringing us things.”

The emergency warming shelter opens nightly during the winter.

The shelter is a low barrier shelter, meaning sobriety is not a requirement for entry. However, if a guest presents behavioral problems, they can be asked to leave.