Neosho, MO Homeless Shelter Re-opens After Much Need - KOAM TV 7

Neosho, MO Homeless Shelter Re-opens After Much Need


Crosslines Guesthouse is reopening it's doors, this time under a new name, The Restoration Life Center.

"It's a vital process of the community. It's people helping people. Here we strive to help our neighbors," says Restoration Life board member Jessica Cullers.

Thanks to help from local churches and volunteers the building has been polished up and ready for use. A surveillance system has been installed, food now lines the pantry, new beds have been bought and installed. And remnants from the building's past only represent it's mantra.

"Here it's not just a roof over their head, but we also provide hygiene packets, there's counseling and within that time we work with them to find a job, financial stability and a savings plan," says Cullers.

The eight bedroom facility houses up to 20 people, including men, women, and children. Typically people are allowed to stay for a max of 30 days, but Cullers believes each situation is different.

"If you're asked if you're black, white, or grey. We're not a black and white facility we're more grey. We'll take each situation into consideration and work with people."

The Shelter's Executive Director Shawn Patterson says, "High point for a city when the community comes together and expressed their need to help people that are hurting, that are in need."

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