Downtown Rescue Mission began in 1975 and has always exemplified itself as a place with “a heart for the homeless” by daily providing meals, clothing, short and long-term housing, recovery programs, counseling and many other services. This Building Hope project is the new construction of a 30,230 sq. ft. facility with both shelter and longer term housing for 64 single adult women and 48 families. Upon completion, Building Hope provided 112 units of housing and services.
The Building Hope project included four rooms for emergency shelter beds, five rooms for longer term programmatic housing, twelve bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, a communal dining room, counseling offices, classrooms, a beauty salon, a medical room, play areas for children, a laundry room, an exercise room, a study area, common areas and administration offices.