Families make up 34% of the homeless in America.
HomewardBound projects ever-growing demand for temporary shelter of families and single men and women in need, and the North Avenue shelter...
Is not big enough to house all who seek help.
Has no area for private discussions with case managers.
Has no committed space to care for the ill.
Pathways Family Shelter Features:
APPROXIMATELY 140 NEW BEDS
The Pathways Family Shelter will provide an additional 140 beds for women and families (doubling the current capacity) as well as people in recovery for substance use. The new building will also free up existing bed space at the North Avenue facility for single men & veterans.
Children's Library & play areas
The dedicated study areas will ensure children have a quiet place to focus on their studies during the school year. Additionally, the play areas will give them a place to go to release some energy, freeing parents to focus on accessing support services.
FAMILY HEALTH CENTER / ONSITE HEALTHCARE STAFF
The new building will house a family health center where onsite healthcare professionals may provide health and dental services. May include space for substance use recovery meeting and beds.
Centralized Administration & Support Programs
A centralized location for HomewardBound administrative staff and onsite partner organizations as well as adult quiet/study areas and private/confidential conference rooms for training, coaching, and completing job and public assistance applications.
The Pathways Family Shelter will provide a safe place for these families, access to assistance services, a first-of-its-kind respite unit to decrease the spread of common illnesses, and will potentially include space for substance abuse therapies. This model of providing opportunity through services is proven. A recent study on homelessness found that more than 80 percent of people who enter homeless shelters and receive one or two services, exit and do not return.
-Greg Moore, Executive Director / Read the full Op-Ed in the Daily Sentinel
HomewardBound is the only year-round homeless shelter within a 200-mile radius of Grand Junction that accommodates families, children, single men and women, people with disabilities and military veterans. In addition to providing short-term shelter, we also provide vocational training, medical day shelter, transitional resource coordination and more!
Shelter Nights Provided per year
A bed for each person. We house up to 120 individuals each night, with eight beds reserved specifically for veterans.
Meals Served per year
We provide hot dinners, evening snacks and breakfasts every day. We also prepare sack lunches for residents with day jobs.
homeless individuals assisted
Short-term shelter, meals, and support services are provided to more than a thousand homeless individuals each year.
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