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Guests Support Possible Good Shepherd Center Move

February 11, 2014, 5:03 PM by Brady Mallory

Guests Support Possible Good Shepherd Center Move

The Good Shepherd Center is the only day shelter for homeless people and the working poor in Sioux Falls.

"I'm really grateful for all the workers every day.  If I receive something, I always thank them for the blessings," Lois Thunder said.

"It's the only place I can stay all day long," Harry Sanderson said, noting our cold winter.

The Center may be moving.  The Catholic Diocese is buying an empty warehouse with plans to spend more than a million dollars in upgrades for a shelter.  Bishop Paul Swain has announced the first steps in opening up a new shelter on North Indiana Avenue. It would work both as a space for daytime use and as a shelter at night during intolerable weather.  Thunder supports a possible move.

"If we moved over there to a bigger place, it'll be better and it would be better for all the people," Thunder said.

People she considers her second family.

"If I don't come down here for a long time, I know some of my friends, they always miss me.  They always ask, 'Where were you?'" Thunder said.  "It's a good place."

The current building has 6,000 square feet of space, while the new location has 19,600 square feet. 

"You got, like, 50, 60 guys sitting in that room over there," Sanderson said, pointing to the section where workers currently serve meals.  "You can barely squeeze us in there, you know?  So, we need a little bit more room.  Just a little bit." 

The new building is just around the corner from The Banquet and near the Salvation Army, Union Gospel Mission and other community resources.  According to Thunder and Sanderson, the move would make life a lot more convenient for them.

"It'd be a closer walk, especially when it's cold out.  You won't have to walk too far from here to over there," Thunder said.

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