Empty Church Could House Homeless

An empty church in Osceola County could soon be part of a solution to hold the growing homeless population that currently stays in motel rooms along U.S. Route 192 in Kissimmee. The gift comes at a time when talks on how to tackle the homelessness crisis in Osceola County are gaining momentum. One recent proposal called for a network of churches to work on an on-call basis to meet the needs.

Osceola County commissioners just agreed to take part in a new study to explore creating what’s called a Crisis Care Center.

Downey is still working on the vision for the property, and there’s no word on if it will include an emergency shelter — a component missing in Osceola County.

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Empty Osceola County church could soon be used to serve the homeless