by Debbie Monterrey

A shuttered St. Louis Public school has been transformed into a facility to help the chronically homeless.

On Saturday night, I’m honored to be the emcee for the Peter & Paul Community Services Under One Roof dinner/auction. It’s being held at Garfield Commons, formerly Garfield School in Benton Park West.

Entertainment is provided by performers from Circus Flora (which is getting ready to kick off its 28th season at the end of the month!).

Photo courtesy of Peter & Paul Community Services

Photo courtesy of Peter & Paul Community Services

Peter & Paul Community Services’ newest program, Safe Haven, is designed to reach those who are chronically homeless and provide them with permanent supportive housing as well as access to psychiatric care, occupational therapy, substance abuse counseling, and more.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness reports that the costs per each chronically homeless person can be reduced by up to 58% once that person finds permanent supportive housing. According to P&P, Safe Haven will allow the community to spend its resources to best help the homeless population.

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