Homeless Shelter Opens in SCV
The temporary homeless shelter has opened its doors in Canyon Country, operating in the commercial area on Centre Point Parkway. The shelter is not at all a new idea here in Santa Clarita; however some people would like to make it a permanent one.
As it stands now, the shelter is open December through mid March. There has been talk about finding a permanent location but that has been met with some caution.
Councilman Bob Kellar’s main concern is the safety of residents. “We worked with the county to pick a place that would not interfere with residents,” said Kellar.
Proponents of a permanent shelter say that the homeless do not pose a threat. Any comparisons to the homeless of the Los Angeles Missions, they say, are not accurate.
The shelter opens at 6:00pm every day, and closes at 8:00am.