Center Repurposed

The Fourteenth Street Community Center and the Portsmouth Homeless Shelter are collaborating to create the Pandemic Crisis Center as a part of our COVID-19 response.

Maureen Berry Cadogan has been working with the center to ensure the homeless population has a place to safely shelter during this pandemic.
The 17th Street Armory has been repurposed to house at least 30 individuals while observing social distancing practices. Those seeking shelter should still check in at the 8th Street Homeless Shelter but will be housed at the 17th Street Annex. Cots, linens, towels, and personal hygiene products for each person are being supplied by the homeless shelter. Television, games, and other things to pass time are all provided as well as three hot meals a day.


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