Day Center for the Homeless in financial crunch

Thursday, July 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa homeless shelter says it's in a financial crisis. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless serves 500 people each day with meals and programs to help get them back on their feet.

But a slow economy has caused donations to go down about 40%. That's caused big problems for the shelter, which may have to turn people away if things don't improve. Executive Director Sandra Holden, "70% of our income comes from private individuals and those are the private individuals in this community who are worried about their own well-being right now. Our giving has decreased and we are at a critical crossroads."

It takes about $80,000 a month to run the facility.