Homeless shelter for women opens doors officially in Waterloo

There’s a new shelter in Seneca County, which recently opened with a lot of community support.

Officials at Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca — or CAP — have announced that a nine-bed shelter in the former St. Mary’s convent at 23 Center St. has been completed, according to reporting by the Finger Lakes Times.

They say the units provide transitional housing for up to 24 months, offering holistic, personalized case management for women in need.

Laurie Piccolo, CAP executive director told the Times that the new shelter would have a big impact on the County’s ability to deal with issues related to programming and services.

“The shelter addresses a critical need in Seneca County by expanding and enhancing services to homeless women,” she told the Times. “The overall goal of the program is to provide supports that will enable participants to transition to safe, stable and affordable permanent housing.”

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