Temporary homeless shelters in San Pedro, Wilmington, set to open July 6

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Tthe new Bridge Home shelter that’s opening in July is nearing completion. The shelter is located on Beacon Street in San Pedro. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

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The new Bridge Home shelter that’s opening in July is nearing completion. The shelter is located on Beacon Street in San Pedro. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

Two years after the proposals were first submitted, two temporary homeless shelters designed to draw residents from area encampments in San Pedro and Wilmington will open July 6-7 — and they already have waiting lists.

“People have been pretty receptive,” said Shari Weaver of Harbor Interfaith Services overseeing signups. “For the San Pedro site we’ve got 175 on the list for 100 beds and we’re still adding names. In Wilmington, we have 250 (signed up) for those 100 beds.”

It wasn’t supposed to take this long.

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2020-06-23T09:50:24-07:00June 23rd, 2020|
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