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GUEST day shelter opens near Gloucester Court House

The Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST) program recently opened a day shelter for residents trying to get themselves in a better place.

The shelter, which is housed in a building that is being provided free of charge by the Gloucester Moose Lodge, sits adjacent to that organization’s facility just south of Gloucester Court House. According to day shelter committee chairman Zach Smith, the shelter is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day through April 1.

The day shelter is intended to complement the GUEST program’s night shelter, which is in its second year and is opened at various churches on a rotating basis.

“The day site will be a space where individuals can seek shelter from the cold and participate in purposeful activities to better their lives,” Smith said.

Inside the shelter, guests will have full access to technology for applying for jobs and or benefits, showers, laundry and some food. Smith said anyone can access the facility as l...

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