Empty lots from former tents are seen on the shelter’s lawn Friday evening.

Many have seen it in person, online, on social media, a newspaper article or on television — the tent city outside the Friends in Crisis homeless shelter in downtown Killeen.

The morning of May 18 was the last time Killeen’s homeless were able to go inside the building. Just a few days prior, news spread of the shelter’s closing due to lack of funds.


The Herald obtained finance reports from Families in Crisis on July 9 by board vice president Larry Moehnke and the shelter’s operations director William Hall.


The Friends in Crisis homless shelter has been closed since May 18. Officials say they intend to open the facility’s doors on or before Aug. 9.

Monique Brand - Killeen Daily Herald

Staff Reporter

Monique 'Mo' Brand joined the Herald in May 2019. Before that, she covered border coverage and county government in Arizona. She also worked as a reporter in Kerrville, Los Angeles, and Norfolk Virginia. Monique grew up in Killeen.

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