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Mankato Salvation Army day shelter in second year of being open year-round

The day shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:34 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 7:50 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Connections Shelter in Mankato has closed its doors for the year, the Salvation Army decided to keep its doors open year-round to help people across the area for the season, but the Mankato Salvation Army is open for the second year with their year-round day shelter.

Last year, the Salvation Army decided to keep its doors open year-round to help people across the area.

Salvation Army officials say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in homelessness in the area.

“I see our day shelter, my 10-year goal is to become a resource center. We have already started working with Open Door to have medical care available to these folks once a week or every other week. We haven’t really hammered out the details, but there is a need for that,” said Leslie D. Johnson, business administrator at Mankato Salvation Army.

The day shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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