Community rallies to save Haven House, provide for homeless

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Posted on March 2, 2010 at 6:35 PM

The Jeffersonville community is coming together to come up with a plan if the only homeless shelter closes but it's all caused quite a controversy.

"We want to make sure you are serviced, don’t tell us we don’t care and don’t tell us we don't want to help you.  We are here because of that," said Kelli Orman, Dir. Haven House.

This is courtesy Indiana 9 News.

The Haven House is facing an IRS auction March 9th after falling behind on more than $250,000 in back taxes.

A group of area coalitions are helping to house the homeless if the Haven House closes.

"We do charge $5 a day but most of the time the residents can't pay that because they have no jobs and their trying to get disability.   There is no money we can barely keep the lights on," Orman said.

The Haven House has 6 months after the auction to raise the amount of back taxes.
 

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