On Wednesday, August 24, at 8:30 am, the Community Solutions Board will cut the ribbon on Phase One of One Hopeful Place (OHP). OHP, a community homeless project, will serve as a resource center for families, veterans, women and children who need a hand up, not a hand out. This event had originally been scheduled for August 11, but was postponed because of inclement weather.
The new One Hopeful Place “campus” is located at 1564 North Beal Extension (also referred as 1564 Percy Coleman Road). Phase One includes a cold night shelter for men and women, ten transitional beds for homeless men and veterans, laundry facilities, computers and other amenities that will help get these clients back on their feet.
“We have been working on this project for years now, and it’s exciting to see our plans coming to fruition,” said Community Solutions Chair Mitch Mongell. “We are delighted that Senator Don Gaetz and Representative Matt Gaetz, who were both instrumental in helping us secure initial funding for this project, will be able to join us for this big event.”