REACH opens 5th facility for the homeless |

REACH opens 5th facility for the homeless

Updated: November 24, 2019 11:55 PM
Created: November 24, 2019 11:24 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local group that's trying to help the homeless stay warm has a new facility.

Rochester Engaging in Action for the Chronically Homeless (REACH) held an open house at their new location on West Main Street on Sunday.

The facility, their fifth in the city, can house up to 28 people and in Code Blue situations can hold up to 40 people.

"Our mission is to say no person should be sleeping in the cold on a Rochester winter," said Reverend Peter Peters, co-chair of REACH. "I wouldn't want to do it, you wouldn't want to do it, and so we think that's what we need to do."

The organization formed after the City of Rochester took down the homeless "tent city" encampment.

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