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Santa Clarita shelter to open Monday

Posted: November 19, 2013 5:06 p.m.
Updated: November 19, 2013 5:07 p.m.

Featuring expanded days of operation, Santa Clarita’s homeless shelter is set to open Monday, according to officials.

The shelter, located on Drayton Street in Saugus, typically opens in early December. But as part of the shelter’s renegotiated lease approved by the Santa Clarita City Council earlier this year, it was allowed to expand its days of operation and open the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Located at 23031 Drayton St. in Saugus, the shelter will be open through the end of March.

To help fund the extra days of operation, Bridge to Home will hold an open house at the shelter Sunday afternoon.
That event, called “Soup for the Soul,” will include a meal of bread and soup, as well as entertainment and a raffle. It runs from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Individual tickets for that event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Admission includes a hand-crafted ceramic soup bowl.

The nonprofit Bridge to Home operates the homeless shelter, which provides services in Santa Clarita. During last year’s season, 234 total people were served, according to officials.

While the shelter itself is only open during the winter months, Bridge to Home offers other services year round, including a dental clinic and the Families to Home program that helps displaced families secure permanent housing.

Though the shelter is expected to stay in Saugus through 2016, the search is ongoing to find a permanent location for it, according to officials.



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