City Mission Works on Expansion Project
The People's City Mission is expanding it's services for Lincoln's homeless and needy. Wednesday, they unveiled a new building that among other things will help relieve overcrowding in some parts of the mission.
Long lines have become a common sight at Matt Talbot's kitchen in Lincoln. In the past few months they've seen the number of people coming through their doors for help more than double. The increased attendance at Matt Talbot's coincided with the closing of Daywatch, a shelter in Lincoln where needy and homeless people could do their daily chores and even get a bite to eat. And now roughly 20 blocks away, the folks at the City Mission are trying to fill that void. Workers put the finishing touches on the new human intervention services center at the mission Wednesday. This new facility will be used as a permanent shelter for homeless men, but it will also help with day services provided by the mission. And while there may be more room, some people seeking help still aren't turned on by the mission, saying religious beliefs are often times force fed at the shelter. And that may keep people away from the mission. The folks here at the mission are still optimistic that this will help them serve more people in the community.