Roswell homeless shelter may be forced to shut down | KOB 4

Roswell homeless shelter may be forced to shut down

Faith Egbuonu
December 13, 2018 06:59 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- The Roswell Homeless Coalition is struggling to keep its doors open.


Jeneva Martinez, who is on the board of directors, said the shelter doesn’t receive any state, federal or local funding.

“If our doors close, we’ll have 34 people out on the streets, including men, women and children,” Martinez said.

The Roswell Coalition relies on donations from people within the community.

People who utilize the shelter said it's crucial for them to get back on their feet.

“I’ve only been here for two weeks now, and I’ve already reached two of my goals. And, that was to build a better relationship with my family, get a job, and just be able to be in society,” Jean-Paul said. 

The shelter held a fundraiser last year, which helped keep the doors open.

Organizers will hold another fundraiser on Dec. 21.


Faith Egbuonu

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