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GUEST shelter experiences increase in clients

With the Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST) program getting ready to enter its third month, the program has seen more clients than in seasons past, according to John Seltzer, the program’s executive director.

“In the first two months of operations this winter season, GUEST has been blessed to have helped over six people find their way home and bring an end to their homelessness,” Seltzer said. “We also helped King and Queen County solve a two-year missing person’s case and helped reunite that family during our first week of operation this winter season.”

According to Seltzer, GUEST has also partnered with the Essex County Homeless Organization (ECHO) this year, sharing a grant to provide it with new mattress pads for the clients it serves. “We give all the glory to God as we continue to move forward and serve in His image,” Seltzer said.

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This year, GUEST welcomed Petsworth Baptist Church as a host site fo...

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