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New homeless shelter in Parsons, Kansas fielding requests for help

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A homeless shelter in Parsons, Kansas has been open for three weeks and is fielding requests every day from homeless people seeking help.

The Safe Haven Outreach Mission can accommodate up to eight people at a time.

The shelter provides three meals a day for those taking refuge.

One man who currently lives at the facility says the mission is changing his life for the better.

"I am a recovering addict too," says Nathan Qualls, a Safe Haven resident.  "It's just a few rules you have to follow and they tell you that these rules are a lot better than sleeping outside."

The Safe Haven director says at any given night in Labette County there are close to 70 people sleeping on the streets because they have no place to call home.

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