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Menlo Park homeless shelter to close in April due to lack of funds (VIDEO)

By Sarah Scheenstra | 11 Mar 2011

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Residents at the Clara-Mateo Alliance homeless shelter in Menlo Park will need to find other accommodations when the shelter closes April 30. (Photo: Sarah Scheenstra)

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In today’s difficult economy, the need for services for homeless families and veterans are increasing. At the same time, many nonprofits and programs serving these needy communities lack funding and have reduced staff and shut down services. The Clara-Mateo Alliance shelter will soon join these ranks.

The shelter has helped hundreds of homeless and struggling families and individuals since its opening on the grounds of the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in 1997, offering clients access to a wide range of services and case management to help them move forward and reach their goals. It accommodates three to four families each night and up to 38 singles.

Shelter staff say they serve people in the mid-Peninsula who are “falling through the cracks,” but due to lack of funding, they will close their doors April 30.

 

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