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VISION Homeless Shelter Eyes Changes

The VISION homeless shelters have been the saving grace for thousands of homeless men in Luzerne County for the past 27 years, but a change is coming.

Due to federal and state funding cutbacks, VISION will no longer run the program. Instead Catholic Social Services will be in charge.

It's a change VISION founder Vince Kabacinski said it is for the better. "Catholic Social Services has the expertise and they have a team of dedicated intelligent people that know what they are doing," said Kabacinski.

Before Catholic Social Services takes over in May VISION needs donations to continue transporting homeless men to shelters across the County.

Some of the shelters are as far away as Ashley, Mountain Top, Kingston, and Plymouth.

"We're rotating shelters between 35 churches and synagogues throughout Luzerne County. So, what we are doing is telling the guys if you want to go you will have to walk there, added Kabacinski."

Donations can be dropped off at VISION's office on Davis Place in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Officials from Catholic Social Services said they will provide transportation for the homeless once they take control of the program on May 1st.


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