Davenport winter emergency homeless shelter to close for the season

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The winter emergency shelter at King’s Harvest will close this month for the season. During the coldest months, the shelter provided a warm place for people to stay on a temporary basis.

Since December, 398 people stayed at the shelter for a total of 6,472 shelter nights. This year, Humility Homes managed the shelter while also operating its own year 'round 70 bed shelter in Davenport.

Some $70,000 was offered through private and public groups to help staff the winter shelter. Operators are now looking at reducing demand for a winter shelter by focusing efforts on housing options and support services through the year for the most at risk.

They have formed a partnership called Quad Cities Housing Cluster. It is a consortium of non-for-profit housing service providers, local governments and members of the housing industry to address the needs of Quad City communities.