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Union Gospel Mission unveils new crisis center

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A new crisis center is hoping to help hundreds of homeless families get back on their feet.

Cheryl Palmer is one of those people Union Gospel Mission hopes to help with the new shelter. Right now she's struggling to keep herself and her cats warm.

"I know the Lord has plans, I just don't know what they are yet," Palmer says. Due to certain circumstances, she no longer has a home. People like Cheryl are why the UGM is opening the new shelter.

"This is day and night difference as you can imagine, " says Phil Altmyer with Union Gospel Mission.

Altmeyer took KHQ on a tour of the new shelter. The old shelter had 16 rooms, this new one has 32.

"These littler rooms will be for moms and kids and they'll each have their own room," said Altmyer.

The facility is also much larger. It has a room to help women get jobs and even a clinic that will help catch health issues before they have to go to the emergency room. All these services will help women and kids going through tough times. 

"We're there when they don't have family or friends to help them out."

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