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Through staff volunteerism, Wiley House granted reprieve

Through staff volunteerism, Wiley House granted reprieve

October 7th, 2012 in News

FULTON SUN file photo Wiley House, Fulton's emergency overnight shelter for homeless adults, has staved off having to close its doors. Originally slated to shut down Oct. 8 due to a lack of funds, shelter director Brad Sheppard said Wiley House would remain open due to certain paid staff members agreeing to work as volunteers.

Wiley House, a building that provides emergency overnight shelter for the county's homeless adults, will not be closing after all.

Our House: Caring for Callaway's Homeless, the organization that operates Wiley House and the neighboring family-based shelter Haven House, announced plans late last month to close its doors Monday due to a lack of financial support.

Our House director Brad Sheppard said that thanks to two formerly paid staffers agreeing to work as volunteers, Wiley House would continue to provide its services for at least another month.

Sheppard said the volunteers are nightly shift monitors John Ladd and Warren Hollrah.

"It shows you that, to them, it's more than just a job," said Sheppard. "It's something that they really care about."