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Community Members, Holden to Rally Against Glendale Shelter Friday

78-16 Cooper Avenue will be the site of a 200-bed homeless shelter for single men. (Councilman Robert Holden)

Jan. 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The operators of a homeless shelter that will soon open in Glendale will be getting a visit from Council Member Robert Holden and a number of protesters on Friday.

Westhab is holding a job fair at the 78-16 Cooper Ave. site tomorrow, as it looks to hire security staff for the shelter.

Protesters plan to show up at the site and hold a rally outside the facility to express their opposition to the 200-bed shelter, which will be for single men. The protest is being organized by the Glendale Middle Village Coalition — the group that has been leading the fight against the shelter since it was first announced.

Both the job fair and the protest will begin at 10 a.m.

Westhab is interviewing for a security manager, shift supervisors and security guards, according to the job fair announcement.

The Department of Homeless Services has previously said the shelter will open in early 2020.

Numerous protests, litigation and heated meetings have been held to try to prevent the shelter from coming to the community.

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