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Ontario shelter closure creates gap in help for homeless

Homeless and needy people were getting the bad news Tuesday that Harvest House of Ontario is closing at the end of the month. The nonprofit has operated since 2003. The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

Ontario – Max Arvidson can trace his involvement with Harvest House to a chance meeting in Carl’s Jr., four years ago.

It was late in the evening and Arvidson, along with his daughter Molly, visited the fast-food restaurant to get a bite to eat before heading home for the night.

As they sat and waited for their order Arvidson noticed a man sitting nearby who, he thought, was staring at his daughter.

“We were the only two there and this old bum is staring at my kid. But, right about that time . . .