06/16/2015 10:19 am ET | Updated Jun 16, 2015

Kansas Nuns To Convert Convent Into Shelter For Homeless Families

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Phyllis Ervin sat on the steps of the St. Anthony Family Shelter with her four daughters as they looked out on the tree-lined brick street Thursday morning. That shelter’s been their home for the past two weeks while she and her four daughters wait to go back to Greenville, Miss. on Wednesday.

“I’m just glad they had space and that we were able to come in because, as you can see, I have a big group,” said Ervin, as she sat with her daughters making arts and crafts in the shelter’s playroom. A crisis last week left them homeless, she said.

The shelter turns away an average of 50 families per month because of lack of space.

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