Rancho Motel to Remain Homeless Shelter Through Winter

A former motel turned into an emergency shelter to help homeless women and families during the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to continue to help those in need through the winter.

Catholic Charities of Springfield announced they have been given an extension of their agreement with O’Reilly Hospitality Management to continue running the Rancho Motel on East Kearney as a shelter until Spring 2022.

Catholic Charities had been working to get the homeless families and women who were recovering from medical procedures permanent housing because the agreement was initially ending this year. Now, the organization can continue to take in those in need and provide more shelter than previously had been used by the group.

Intake for the facility is handled through the One Door program of Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

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