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Flagstaff homeless shelter reopens after expanding capacity

Posted at 8:20 AM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 10:20:35-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Flagstaff homeless shelter has reopened following completion of a $1 million expansion project that increases the nonprofit's capacity and services.

Flagstaff Shelter Services Inc. said Friday its shelter reopened in time to provide services for the first snowstorm of the winter season.

The expansion included the addition of 77 beds through construction of a second story of the building, providing a total capacity for 173 individuals and up to 40 families off-site at a winter overflow shelter.

The organization said it has received contributions for more than $900,000 of its $1 million fundraising target.

Flagstaff Shelter Services transitioned from a seasonal to year-round operation in 2014.