According to the Lansing State Journal, the City rescue Mission of Lansing is ready to begin a new chapter in its 108-year history.

A 24-7 drop-in center at 601 N. Larch St. for the region's chronically homeless is scheduled to open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 6 p.m.

This 4,000-square foot center is aimed to help people in the Lansing region who may suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness or other extreme challenges.

The Outreach at 601 N. Larch St., won't have beds, but people will be able to sleep on the floor with blankets and stay as long as they want.

City Rescue Mission currently has two facilities open.  One at 607 E. Michigan Avenue and another at 2216 S. Cedar St.  They each serve a combined 100,000 meals per year and about 150 people per night receive shelter.