Grant will help with apartments for the homeless
Monday, March 19, 2012
WENATCHEE — The effort to add 15 studio apartments in Wenatchee for homeless people with disabling conditions got a boost last week from a $210,000 federal grant.
Receiving the grant was the Women’s Resource Center of North Central Washington. Director Phoebe Nelson said it will help finish eight of the apartments which will be available to people with a long history of being homeless and with disabling conditions such as mental health problems.
The organization is applying for more grants to finish the project, she said.
The grant comes from U.S. Housing and Urban Development. It is part of $3,682,000 in grants given out to 28 projects serving the homeless in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
The Women’s Resource Center work is part of a larger project to create one place in town for mental health facilities serving Chelan and Douglas counties. The location would be the former Parkside Healthcare nursing home at 1230 Monitor Ave. Also coordinating work there is the Chelan-Douglas Regional Support Network.
Dee Riggs: 664-7147
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