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Hope House will be located in the Phase One building (currently called The Haven) and will operate using the same principle as The Haven (Phase Two). The dorm rooms can provide beds for up to 10 women and the dining hall will be able to sleep up to 30 on cots. This building is currently housing men, but will convert to women upon the completion of The Haven.
For those who require medical services, the Wellness Center provides immediate first aid and referrals to physicians and dental care.
Though making up the smallest population of the chronically homeless, single women are among those receiving the least amount of assistance. Hope House will be located in the Phase I building (currently called The Haven) and will operate using the same principle as The Haven (Phase Two). The dorm rooms can provide beds for up to 10 women and the dining hall will be able to sleep up to 30 on cots.
Currently operating out of a smaller unit on the property, The Haven will be relocated to the larger “Phase II” building upon its completion. With completion of this phase, we will be able to host nearly 100 single men throughout The Haven Shelter.
Providing an affordable housing option allows clients to still have the opportunity to have their own place to live while operating within their budget. The tiny houses in The Village will be provided for clients who have graduated through the program with high success but cannot afford a typical residence or may need additional budget training.
One of the most essential components to this program will be the Gateway Park. Many people experiencing homelessness have spent years living on the streets or in encampments in the woods. Transitioning out of that environment and directly into a shelter or home can be a shock to the system. This is why a system of graduation is so essential to success. Providing a safe park area will give an immediate alternative to sleeping on private or public land, which is prohibited in most cases. Instead of the homeless being arrested for these activities, the Gateway Park will provide law enforcement with an immediate solution. The Park will be provided with exterior shower and bathroom units as well as other amenities.
The Haven will be able to house approximately forty (40) men in dorm room style facilities, and the dining hall will be able to contain up to fifty (50) cots. This building will also be used as the cold night shelter accommodating up to 100 individuals. This phase will include a commercial kitchen which will be used to feed the campus residents, as well as a Food Training Program for job placement.
Six portable classrooms will be converted to 1,260 sq. ft. residences, primarily for women with children.