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GUEST providing shelter for 19 through voucher program

The Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team is currently housing 19 homeless persons through its motel voucher program.

The shelter has been staying busy past the winter season by partnering with several state and local organizations to help provide the means to house the homeless in the area. The shelter opens each winter to provide shelter for the homeless population in the area.

The extended session has come with its fair share of changes. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the shelter provides grab-n-go lunches and hygiene items. Guests are not permitted inside the building and staff members are required to wear masks and gloves as they prepare and serve the food. GUEST is taking the steps to reduce physical contact at this time.

According to GUEST executive director Kristie Askew, the shelter is working with the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition and Bay Aging to identify homeless individuals and families. GUEST also is working with the Virgi...

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