TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO / WAWV) — Local organizations are hoping to provide resources to Terre Haute’s homeless population, as the cold weather sets in.
Shonna Frye is a recovery specialist at Wabash Valley Recovery Center in Terre Haute. She joined David and Shelby Wednesday morning on WTWO 6:30 Today to discuss efforts to raise money and supplies like tents, sleeping bags and other items to help the less fortunate this winter. You can see her full interview in the video box at the top of the screen.
Efforts to assist the local homeless community have been hampered by the recent closing of the Pathways Day Center, a place that provides warming centers and other resources.
In a statement, Wabash Valley Recovery Center says, “The WVRC did partner with the Pathways center to provide recovery services to their participants. We typically went there once a week and offered resources and support to anyone who was in need of recovery services. The Pathways center was such a great resource in our community, the staff was amazing and helped so many people. Those participants we were working with no longer have a place to go. We try to raise money to purchase tents for people who need them. We have been able to purchase 10 so far, but there is a great need for them.”
We are reaching out to other local officials and organizations about the situation. They’ll be speaking about their efforts Thursday on WTWO, WAWV and here on mywabashvalley.com.