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Day shelter takes shape inside Ontario church

An upstairs room at Origins Faith Community church in Ontario will soon house the New Hope Day Shelter. The space was renovated to include a shower and laundry. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – Right above the space where folks gather every weekday for a free meal at Origins Faith Community, the Ontario church has been putting the finishing touches on a day shelter to open soon.

The New Hope Day Shelter is a partnership between Origins and Community in Action, an Ontatrio-based nonprofit. The day shelter is a response to the area’s homeless, who currently have no place to go.

“As far as ‘I’m cold, I need to warm up’ this is the only place,” said Alec Stinson, director of the New Hope Day Shelter.

There is currently no homeless shelter in . . .