Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach is asking for the community's help to make his plans to develop a 24-hour homeless shelter a reality.
The mayor spoke Tuesday about his plans for the shelter, known as Sunrise Village.
Bach describes it as a comprehensive emergency service center for homeless families, women and men in Colorado Springs.
He's asking the community for help finding an appropriate facility for the center; he says the need is critical.
"One is a day center, a place for homeless people to, particularly in the winter, have a place to get out of the weather other than a library to go and warm up," Bach says. "The second critical need is, of course, shelter, and we think the highest priority are families. On any given night I understand from our Police Department and our HOT team, we can have upward of a 100 families that can't find shelter overnight."
The city will take proposals from local homeless providers and other organizations for management of the village programs.
Bach says volunteers from the community will also be needed
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