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Trumann homeless shelter opens

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TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

The Stepping Stone Sanctuary in Trumann recently opened its doors.

It is a homeless shelter for men and women living on the streets.

Two men have already found a place to lay their head at night.

One of them is 19-year-old Richard Lowrance.

He was living on the streets, couch hopping, and doing drugs before he heard about the shelter.

In the week he has been living at the shelter, Jeff Weaver, the director, has guided Lowrance in the right direction.

Lowrance is set to get his General Education Diploma and he already has a lawn mowing job.

He said this is a stepping stone to his future.

“My goal is to actually get back on my feet and get my life straight,” Lowrance said. “Maybe after I finish my GED, I can go to college and be a mechanic.”

Weaver said they will have a grand opening at the shelter on March 31.

State and city officials will attend.

They will also open the soup kitchen at the shelter on that day.

Weaver said the shelter holds eight men and eight women along with an emergency family room. 

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