CRST opening homeless shelter in EB
by Tasiyagnunpa Livermont
The local street population will have a much-needed resource for staying warm during these cold winter nights. A homeless shelter will soon be opening in Eagle Butte.
“My goal is to have it open by the end of the year,” said CRST Chairman Kevin Keckler.
The new homeless shelter is being funded with TECA funds and will provide those who need a warm place to sleep with a safe roof over their head at night and something warm to eat.
The shelter will staff several full-time employees, including a shelter manager and other workers.
“I’m working on filling the positions now,” said Keckler.
The new homeless shelter will be located in the old Veteran’s Compensated Work Therapy program building across Main Street from Lakota Thrifty Mart. That program will be moved to the new Veteran’s building.
Both buildings will need some work before the switch can take place, said Robert Dunsmore, CRST Veterans Service Officer.