- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Meeting the needs of the homeless in Cape Girardeau has taken a step in a positive direction with the formation of Shelter of Hope, a facility that will offer temporary accommodations for those in need. This effort has several things in its favor:n The project is scaled to the community's need. The shelter will house as many as eight homeless individuals at one time.
* There is broad community support for the Shelter of Hope, which already has commitments from churches and individuals and the use of a building rent-free for a year, thanks to Alliance Bank.
* The shelter is in a good location on Sprigg Street across from the Salvation Army
* Shelter of Hope is the product of local leadership that has considerable experience in dealing with homeless issues over the years.
As the minister of one downtown church said: "This is something we have prayed about for a long, long time. Now we are doing something."
The shelter will need the community's ongoing support. Anyone interested in helping out may contact the Rev. Bob Towner (335-2997), Brother David McNeely (579-8121) or Chaplain Terry Wildman (339-7882). Alliance Bank, 217 N. Kingshighway, will accept donations.