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Financial woes shut Warwick homeless shelter after 25 years

 Financial troubles have forced a homeless shelter in Warwick to close.

The Rhode Island Family Shelter announced Thursday it suspended its emergency shelter program as of last Sunday. It had been in operation for more than 25 years.

Rhode Island Family Shelter Executive Director Patti Macreading says families living in the shelter have been relocated.

She says the board of directors is looking at options for resuming the emergency shelter program. The shelter's affordable housing program has not been affected by the closure.

Macreading says the seven permanent affordable housing apartment units on the shelter's second floor will continue to be occupied.

 

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