Homeless No More will celebrate the reopening of its renovated family shelter during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
The shelter, located at 2411 Two Notch Road in Columbia, used contributions from public partnerships and private donations, including $5.8 million raised through a fundraising campaign, to renovate dorms that can house up to 17 families. The renovations will improve living conditions, safety and accessibility for families who need emergency housing for up to 30 days, according to a news release from the organization.
“The improvements will allow Family Shelter to better help families who have suffered a setback quickly access the support services they need,” Lila Anna Sauls, Homeless No More president and CEO, said in the release.
The family shelter provided emergency shelter and services to 130 children and 64 families in 2020, according to the release.
“We couldn’t do this without incredible support from our community,” Sauls said.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m.