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Teen shelter ready to open

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—After years of planning, the local homeless youth shelter finally has the keys to unlock their doors.

The youth shelter known as My Friend's Place was ready to open in July, but preparations took longer than expected.  The house just recently got their license and now they're setting a new open date of September 1st.

The shelter will be open to teenagers ages 13-years-old to 17-years-old, in need of emergency housing.  Counseling will be available to help the children deal with their situation and find a place to call home.

The president, Clifford Brown, says there are hundreds of homeless youth in the area, and we are the only metropolitan area in Washington that doesn't have this kind of shelter. 

Currently, Brown is looking for two people, a man and a woman, to stay over night at the shelter in exchange for free housing.  He is also asking for donations.  If you would like to help, contact Sue or Judy at 374-4902.