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State's largest homeless shelter has new name

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's largest homeless shelter has a new name to better reflect its wider services.

Crisis Ministries opened in Charleston 30 years ago as a homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

On Friday, it's changing its name to One-Eighty Place a change that officials say indicates it is now more than just a shelter.

Over the years, the shelter has served more than 2 million meals and sheltered almost 40,000 people. It has also helped an estimated 8,000 people begin independent lives.

One-Eighty Place plans to open a new facility this fall with a community kitchen and men's dormitory as well as a health clinic, housing for veterans and other services.

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