Home, finally

Homeless shelter opens; occupants move from camp at old City Hall


January 25, 2023

Benny Westcott

New resident Mike Lufkin paints doors at the Managed Outreach and Community Resource Facility last week.

An idea that has been years in the making for many community stakeholders finally came to fruition last Saturday, Jan. 14, when the Family Assistance and Resource Center's (FAC) Managed Outreach and Community Resource Facility, primarily designed to serve Sweet Home's homeless population, opened on a parcel of land east of Bi-Mart.

There was an intake of five individuals the first day. By the second day, 13 huts were full. By the third day, all 22 completed huts were occupied. Eight more huts await finishing touches on the site.

FAC Executive Director Shirley Byrd talked about what it was l...

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