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City leaders break ground on new shelter for women

Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 5:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 10:03 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis city leaders broke ground on a homeless shelter for women Monday.

The Hospitality Hub’s new space will be built on Washington Avenue where the old vehicle inspection station used to be.

Hospitality Hub says the shelter is critical for Memphis as women make up 37 percent of the homeless population but only six percent of beds available for the homeless are designated for women.

This new space will also include rain shelters, a community garden and a fire pit.

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