SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A shelter for homeless teenagers is moving to a bigger, better location in about a month. Administrators of Rare Breed say, however, the organization still needs help of volunteers from churches and other groups, as well as individuals.
The number of teens who go to Rare Breed continues to increase. Nearly 100 teens each night now depend on its present space at 215 S. Campbell Ave. near College Street. Sometimes the staff has to turn teens away because they don't have the space.
The new building on Main Avenue near Mill Street is twice the size of the current facility. Organizers hope people will give so more homeless teens will have a place to call home.
“This will be a dining area. We don't really have a kitchen and dining area in the old center, so we are very excited,” said Loni Brewer, with Rare Breed during a tour of the new facility.