damage assessed at homeless center

Damage is being assessed at Carson City's homeless shelter, where a woman crashed her car late last week.

Janet Larson, 52, of Carson City drove a 2003 Hyundai Elantra rental car into a large front window of Jubilee Center Thursday, sending glass flying into a TV room with couches.

The room has since been boarded up and is not being used. All other rooms are still in operation.

"It was a little bit of an inconvenience, but we are up and running," said chairman of the center's board of directors, Tommy Hughes. "Fortunately, we have a not-so-fancy dining room and a kitchen and a smaller lounge. Everything is going to be OK."

The crash sent a woman to Carson-Tahoe Hospital complaining of neck pain and left other people visibly shaken.

Sheriff's Deputy Ray Guzman said Larson drove across a parking lot divider before ramming through the front window.

The accident was Thursday, but center doors remained open that day and Friday. The center is as a daytime drop-in center for the mentally ill and the homeless and is operated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays by St. Peters Episcopal Church.

"We are still open and will continue to be, the good Lord willing," he said. "But it is a struggle to keep the doors open. Financially, there is no steady stream of support."


What: Jubilee Center needs volunteers and donations

Send to: P.O. Box 2193, Carson City, NV 89702

Information: Call 841-3988


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