Detroit's TCF Center will open to the homeless during winter months

Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 16:10:10-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit's TCF Center will open to the homeless starting Nov. 16.

The Pope Francis Center, which is a day center, is relocating to the TCF Center to meet the increased demand for services, especially during the pandemic.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve our guests out of the TCF Center. While we have been able to transition our services outdoors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, these operations are not sustainable through the winter months with Michigan’s snow and bitter cold temperatures. This temporary move will allow us to continue serving Detroit’s most vulnerable population during a time when basic human resources are so vital for health and safety,” said Fr. Tim McCabe, executive director of the Pope Francis Center. “The move would not be possible without the quick action of the TCF Center and the financial resources provided by the City of Detroit, who both recog

Additionally, the City of Detroit's Housing & Revitalization Department is giving $300,000 in funding to help pay for some of the costs associated with the relocation.

The public can also donate to the campaign here.