Contact Us

Temporary Bis-Man Shelter Should Open Within Days

Homeless_Spencer Platt/Getty
Homeless_Spencer Platt/Getty

A stopgap homeless shelter may be open in Bismarck as early as Monday.The Bismarck Tribune reports a local church has offered to provide space for the temporary shelter to house the homeless until local organizations can find a permanent replacement for the now-defunct Ruth Meiers Hospitality House.

The identity of the church is being withheld, pending finalization.

United Way Executive Director Jena Gullo says the emergency overnight shelter should be open very shortly. In the meantime, local organizations are working on finding and opening a more permanent facility in the area.

Ms. Gullo says the United Way is working with local law enforcement and other area organizations to ensure that the homeless in Bismarck and Mandan don’t fall through the cracks in the meantime.

Volunteers as well as donations of clothing and sanitary items will be needed for the temporary shelter. Contact the Missouri Slope United Way for more information.

[Sources: Missouri Slope United Way, Bismarck Tribune}



Best of KLXX

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.