GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Open hands, open hearts, open doors – these are the three pillars of the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Center.
Finding a place to call home for around a thousand homeless people in the Grand Valley is the goal of a new housing project.
Beverly Lampley of GVCOC says: “Mother Teresa Square will be home to the most vulnerable on the streets. People who are addicted to alcohol, people who have serious illnesses so that they don’t die on the streets.
Spending $ 550,000 to buy the property where the houses will soon be built was authorized by city council on Wednesday.
The new project comes with an even higher price tag.
Lampley also says, “This will probably be a six million dollar construction project. We are fundraising for this. This community is building this project, this community.
Lampley added: “One property, they bought two houses, it will be a property with 40 apartments.”
The new apartments will be fully furnished, include a common area and become a permanent residence for some.
Lampley also says, “We need to provide people with a place to be. It’s hard to see someone homeless. They will have a place to be, they will have a place to feel at home.