Miss Carly's seeks permit to continue serving the homeless in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Carly Rice, a woman who opens her home to the homeless, is looking for a permit to continue her work with nonprofit Miss Carly's in Rockford.

Rice and her partner Jacob Rush hope they can change their current limited commercial permit to one allowing them to continue living in the home while still being able to help those who need it most.

Supporters of Miss Carly's will speak in front of the zoning board of appeals in hopes of receiving a special use permit for their property. Tuesday is the only opportunity for the public to speak on behalf of Miss Carly's.

The facility, a former Buddhist Temple turned art studio, has been helping the homeless and less fortunate with three-day a week meal services, clothing and hygiene products. It also offers free and confidential NARCAN training for anyone who walks through their doors for more than a year.

We will provide more updates on the discussions at 23 News at 10.