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Temporary homeless shelter in St. Louis to open this month

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A St. Louis homeless camp known as "Hopeville." A St. Louis homeless camp known as "Hopeville."

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A temporary day shelter for the homeless in St. Louis is expected to be open this month, perhaps within a couple of weeks.

Officials say the shelter will be in a city building at 1520 Market St. that houses municipal courts, the city health department and other city offices.

A nonprofit called Bridge Outreach will operate the shelter.

St. Louis Human Services director Eddie Roth says the city began a search for a temporary shelter after learning in October that Bridge Outreach was losing its lease at a nearby church.

The temporary shelter could last through the end of spring, providing shelter for up to 200 people from morning until evening during the coldest months of the year.

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