Posted: Dec 24, 2012 4:43 PM by Judy Slate
Not everyone has a home to go to this holiday season. However, Bozeman's homeless will have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas at the Warming Center.
"Its snowing out, it's a beautiful day out all of us get to go home with our families and enjoy the holidays. Its easy not to think about those who don't have a place to go home to or a family to spend the holidays with and that's why we're so lucky we have the Warming Center open tonight as we do every night to provide them with a place that's safe and secure for them to sleep." said Sara Savage with the Human Resources Development Council.
On Christmas eve, thanks to donations for the United Methodist church, the guests at the Warming Center will receive a Christmas gift bag filled with a hat, chapstick, candy and more. Christmas morning when the Warming Center closes at 7am, the guests will be offered transportation to the drop-in mental health clinic which will offer hot meals and other Christmas activities all day until the Warming Center reopens. The Warming Center will open 3 hours early on Christmas day at 4pm.
So far this year, the Warming Center has served 57 different individuals, 19 of whom have been placed in more secure housing though HRDC. This number includes two families with a total of seven children.