Nampa Salvation Army shelter only for cold weather

As homelessness in the Treasure Valley becomes an increasing issue, a local entity in Canyon County is about to take a hit.

The Salvation Army of Nampa announced that it will transition its year-round family homeless shelter into a cold weather shelter.

The Idaho Press reports the last day for residential shelter services this summer will be July 8.

It will then reopen in November and serve overnight residents during the winter.

Compounding matters is Interfaith Sanctuary’s hotel shelter is facing a similar set of circumstances and could face possible closure in March 2025, according to Executive Director Jodi Peterson-Stigers.

She said that Interfaith is working on a number of options in an effort to keep the hotel shelter open until its new shelter on State Street opens at some point in September 2025.

Nampa’s day shelter will remain open to everyone year-round.