Just six days after they were suddenly forced to leave the Chapel House shelter on Franklin Street, eight men slept in their beds at the shelter on Monday night.
The men spent the week staying in the gym at Holy Family Church, where Chapel House was founded a decade ago, after sewer problems forced shelter officials to close the facility last Tuesday.
Board President James Breslin said on Tuesday’s Finger Lakes Morning News, fortunately the damage wasn’t as extensive as originally thought.
A number of hotels and restaurants stepped up to provide meals during the week, and Breslin said the crisis had an upside.
The news got even better during the week. Seven other men did not return to the shelter last night because they were able to find their own places to live.