HomewardBound helping families and students

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The first day of school for district 51 is Monday.

A local shelter is making sure they are doing what they can to help students and families in need.

Officials at the shelter say this is the typical time where they see an increase of students coming in.

Last month they had 22 children and within the first week of August, 15 students have joined them.

The shelter has received donations of school supplies and is now fully stocked with those needs. They plan on opening a much larger shelter for families in the Spring.

"We're real excited about the "Pathway's Family Shelter" opening up in the Spring," says HomewardBound's Jesse Redmond. "Because that's going to provide even more space for families and children to be able to focus on self-sufficiency and also be able to focus on their schoolwork and doing what they need to do to succeed there.”

The new location is supposed to provide library space and quiet areas for students to study.

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