Frank Williams Housing Center reopens in KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A local housing resource center is back open thanks to some local resources. The Frank Williams Housing Center closed back in mid-February, but it's back with the community's help.

There has been a lot of excitement and gratitude since the Wyandot Center announced it would be reopening the center.

TheĀ center's mission is to help the homeless get back on their feet. It serves as a safe place for people in need, complete with showers and laundry facilities, even phones and computers, servingĀ about one hundred people a day.

The center closed on Feb. 12 due to a lack of funding, but word got out and the community stepped up to help. Recent donations will cover expenses through early next year.

"It's like a really big relief off of my back. I know that these services are needed and I know that a lot of people just need a helping hand, and not just a handout," center volunteer Etoyce Fantroy said.

The center will be open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center used to be open until 2:30 p.m., but hours had to be cut in order to save money.