New Life Evangelistic center

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County Executive Dooley Rejects Rice’s Homeless Shelter Offer

“It takes more than two plots of land for anything to take place,” Dooley said. “You got to build it, you got to staff it. All these things need to be done.”


The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Larry Rice Offers Land to St. Louis County for Homeless Shelter

“We’re making this available to them, all they have to do is agree that they will open the shelter that was promised last August,” Rice said.


The Rev. Larry Rice (Kevin Killenn/KMOX)

Rev. Rice Responds To Petition To Shut Down Homeless Shelter

“For them to say all the problems in downtown St. Louis are a result of homeless people that stop in and that we help from time to time is absolutely ridiculous”


A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

Mayor Announces Plan To End Homelessness, Advocate Skeptical

“We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis.”


The Reverend Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, lays out plans for homeless tent city

Rice Presses To Turn Old YMCA Into Homeless Shelter

The Rev. Larry Rice on Monday submitted a 790-signature petition to the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office to force the ballot measure.


Homeless plan sit-in at County Executive Charlie Dooley's office

Larry Rice Plans Christmas Eve Sit-in at Charlie Dooley’s Office

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–With cold weather here to stay, a homeless advocate accuses St. Louis County politicians of failing make good on a promise to provide shelter for the homeless by late fall. The Reverend Larry Rice of the […]


12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)

New Central Library Could Be A Haven For The Homeless

The library, which reopened Sunday, is located across the street from Lucas Park and near New Life Evangelistic Center.


The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Larry Rice Fears Mayor Slay Wants Him Shut Down

Offering a rare tour of his five-story New Life Evangelistic Center, the Reverend Larry Rice says there are no code violations or unsafe living conditions.


A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

City Says Barricades Outside New Life Evangelistic Center Will Remain

The barricades are still up, with signs that say “sidewalk closed for health and safety reasons.”


The Reverend Larry Rice leads group of downtown homeless to Galleria, looking for work

Reverend Rice, Dooley Agree On Homeless Services

A St. Louis County homeless shelter is quickly becoming a reality and the County Executive is looking to provide services for the homeless.