Federal grant to homeless shelter will help keep doors open

By Alex Davis | adavis@wcia.com

Published 11/05 2013 03:52PM

Updated 11/05 2013 07:02PM

DECATUR -- There's no place like home, unless you don't have one. That's why the Oasis Day Center is pleased to know it's been awarded $300,000 in federal grant funding to keep its doors open.

The Oasis faces financial shortfalls nearly every year. It costs about $300,000 every year to keep things running.

The shelter has been providing relief and basic necessities to Macon County's homeless for nearly 15-years. It's open from 7 am - 5 pm, seven days a week.

The money will mostly cover the salaries of the eight full-time employees who are mental health professionals. Program coordinator, Nancy Rude, is not sure yet whether the funding will be continued after next year or not.

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