White Plains homeless shelter shuts down
Westchester County permanently closed the doors of a White Plains homeless shelter Monday, raising concerns about the consequences.The county executive's office said the decision was made after the city of White Plains asked the shelter to be moved from its bustling downtown area. The county does not have any immediate plans to relocate the 43-bed shelter.Some Yonkers residents said they worry the homeless people will all try to get into The Sharing Community homeless shelter in Yonkers. The organization's deputy director said the majority of his beds are usually full, leaving little room for others.
Desirine Warren, a homeless woman, said she often stays at The Sharing Community. She fears without a bed to sleep in, many homeless people will turn to crime.