Homelessness seems to be on the rise in Connecticut in the middle of the pandemic, but hope is on the horizon in Hartford where Immacare will reopen its 75-bed shelter in the coming weeks.

“It’s not like I just became homeless overnight. I definitely made some poor choices. Things just start slipping away,” Ryan McNulty said.

McNulty was a client at Immacare, which is in the old Immaculate Conception Church on Park Street in Hartford, before becoming the head chef.

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