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Committee focusing on homeless shelter options C


June 30, 2021

BROCK BYERS, program manager for the Family Assistance and Resource Center, speaks during the Sweet Home Community Health Committee's discussion of local solutions for the homeless.

The top choice for a location of a homeless shelter in Sweet Home that has emerged from a series of committee meetings in recent weeks is a seven-acre parcel of land behind Bi-Mart that currently belongs to the county.

The committee that has been seeking out answers to address the issue of homelessness includes Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Community Services Officer Sean Morgan, City Manager Ray Towry, Community and Economic Development Director Blair Larsen, and Shirley Byrd, executive director of the Family Assistance and Resource Center (FRC).

The FRC is a nonprofit organization that serves...

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