Green Bay, Wis. (WFRV) - St John's Evangelist homeless shelter will be opening it's doors starting November 1st, and on Thursday, people have a chance to get a firsthand look at how they help the homeless.
The shelter is preparing for an increase in people looking for a place to get out of the cold this the winter.
The seasonal emergency shelter serves both men and women, has increased bed capacity, converted a classroom into sleeping space, and expanded bathroom and laundry facilities.
"We are definitely anticipating an increase," the shelter's Executive Director Alexia Wood says, "we went before the Green Bay City Council this summer and received support and approval to be able to serve 64 on a regular basis and up to 84 occasionally."
The open house runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
It's a chance for people to come down, tour the facility, and see what kind of volunteer opportunities are available.