VAN WERT, Ohio (WFFT) -- A shelter for homeless men in Van Wert is set to open up, allowing up to 10 to stay in the overnight shelter.
Organizers say it wasn't easy to get to where they currently are.
Van Wert County Council members back in February initially denying the request for Haven of Hope due to zoning issues.
With those settled, organizers are ready to open their doors.
"We ran into challenges but we were faithful and went ahead,' says Executive Director of Haven of Hope Andy McMahon.
The shelter finally got the council's blessing, which will be the first in the county.
It will also be a place where washing clothes, a good shower and a roof over someone's head can be seen as a luxury.
Now they're looking to secure donations and grants.
"We've been using a lot of local funding from individuals and businesses to get this up and open," says Vicki Smith with Haven of Hope.
They're hoping a $25,000 grant from State Farm they're competing for will be theirs, and can help them out, which you can vote for here.