Shelter for Triad homeless families to reopen

By The Associated Press

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GREENSBORO — Leaders of a nonprofit that helped house homeless families before closing last year hope the facility can reopen next year.

The Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network stopped accepting families in May 2011 to regain its financial footing. Now operating under the new name of Family Promise of Greater Guilford County, its leaders say they hope to have accommodations and day centers in Greensboro and High Point by 2013.

Family Promise will be one of a few area shelters where families can stay together. Greensboro Urban Ministry and the Salvation Army's shelters have long waiting lists.

The year before going closing, the nonprofit served 50 families and 90 children, ranging from just a few months old to 17 years.