The body of 20-year-old Indiana University student Joseph Smedley was found in Griffy Lake on Friday evening; Secretary of State John Kerry will be speaking at Indiana University on October 15th; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead with its 2016 budget, a new town hall, and the Heritage Trail project; The Bloomington Animal Shelter is hosting Adopt-A-Dog Month throughout the month of October.
This past June, Martha’s House Incorporated officially dissolved. The organization had run the Martha’s House emergency shelter since 2003. Located on South Rogers in Bloomington, the facility offered forty beds, on a temporary basis, to residents of Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties experiencing homelessness. It also provided food, clothing, and personal hygiene products to residents, as well as coaching for job seeking, money management, and home finding. Since the dissolution of its management organization, the shelter has been able to remain open through special grants from Monroe County, the City of Bloomington, Perry and Bloomington Townships and other local organizations. Efforts to establish a new organizational structure and secure long-term funding for the facility have been coordinated by, what has been dubbed, the Community Sheltering Project. Two local government officials involved in this group are Perry Township Trustee Dan Combs and Bloomington City Council member Susan Sandberg. WFHB Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke with both officials about the facility, its history and its current situation. He first spoke with Dan Combs, who has been involved in the facility since its origin in 1991, as Shelter Incorporated.
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