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CLEVELAND – The overnight drop-in center for the homeless at St. Malachi Church is usually only open on weekends.

However, temperatures have dipped so low in Cleveland this week, the center is open every night.

“We want to get our men and women out of their camp sites, off the streets, and be able to come in and get some heat,” program director Carl Cook said.

The center, called the Metanoia Project, isn’t a shelter. It’s a warm place where people can get out of the cold, have a cup of coffee and a sandwich, watch TV or get some shuteye.

On Tuesday, members of the Great Commission Church stopped by with food, blankets, socks and gloves.

“We’re seeing a lot of men and a lot of veterans and more and more women,” Pastor Elizabeth Gonzalez said.

For information on how you can help, contact the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless at http://www.neoch.org.

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