New shelter opens for Boise's homeless

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Pioneer Neighborhood Community Shelter will open its doors to homeless families with children starting on Monday. The facility has done this for the last four years, with a total of 41 families making use of it last season.

That number is expected to be about the same this year, but it will be mostly different people as many of last year's homeless families have since found housing. Families have to be recommended to the shelter by other charity organizations in town, they can't just show up.

The facility serves primarily as a safe and dry place for families to stay during the day, but it also offers many amenities to make it feel like home like television, internet, air hockey, books and games.