Low wages, rising housing prices and mounting costs of health care mean that
homelessness can impact anyone.
From 2018 to 2019, HomewardBound has provided over 33% more bed nights to families with children.
According to School District 51’s REACH program, these numbers are still estimated to represent a fraction of families affected by homelessness in the Grand Valley.
Set to open spring of 2020, 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.