Housing for city's homeless youth to close after 40 years - Tucson News Now

Housing for city's homeless youth to close after 40 years

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An organization that helps house Tucson's homeless youth is closing down after 40 years, its executive director confirmed.

Open Inn's website 's latest numbers reveal they've helped 12,000 teens in 2012 by finding them places to stay. The group has seven locations throughout the state, including two in the Tucson area. 

Tucson News Now spoke with Open Inn's executive director over the phone who was tight-lipped  over the details. She wouldn't give us specifics about when they're closing, or if only certain locations will close. But she did give us this statement:

"The board and staff have worked tirelessly over the past several years to maintain service levels and resolve financial burdens that have plagued the agency.

"Attempts by Open Inn to work with at least two established nonprofits in the community, who we hoped would provide a lifeline through merger or acquisition, were unsuccessful."

Tucson News Now spoke to another group that helps homeless youth who says this will have a huge negative impact on the community.

Colton Shone will have more on that tonight on Fox 11 at 9 and KOLD News 13 at 10.

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