Innovative Housing for Homeless on the Horizon
A new innovative approach for housing our homeless residents and helping them transition into permanent housing is scheduled to open in late 2019 in the Bailey’s area. The new facility will be located at 5914 Seminary Road and will replace the existing Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter located at 3525 Moncure Ave.
Several features of the new facility include:
“This brand new facility will be our first in a new generation of modern facilities,” said Dean Klein, director of the county’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness. “We have some very old facilities with a lot of wear and tear that weren’t built to accommodate the new models for housing our homeless population. This new facility will have much better efficiencies of our resources and staff to provide the best care possible to this vulnerable community.”
The facility is designed to provide flexibility where multiple needs can be met at one location. It will provide both emergency shelter to meet crisis for single individuals who are homeless, as well as permanent supportive housing units to allow us to provide permanent housing with intensive services. These services are needed for individuals who have been homeless for a long time and have significant barriers that have prevented them from being independent in our community
In addition, the flexible space will be able to accommodate changes in the numbers of homeless and will allow for an increase in permanent supportive housing units as our homeless numbers decrease.
Demographics of Current Shelter Residents
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