Homeless facility a 'success'


March 15, 2023

Benny Westcott

Community Health Committee member Larry Horton, center, speaks at the March 9 meeting at City Hall as fellow committee member Jim Gourley, left, and City Manager Kelcey Young, right, listen.

The new Family Assistance and Resource Center's managed outreach and community resource facility was declared a success during a March 9 Community Health Committee meeting.

"Ever since [it] got up and running and everyone moved over from old City Hall, it's been phenomenal," Sweet Home Police Department Chief Jason Ogden said.

"We still respond to calls here and there, but it's almost completely gone away."

Statistics support that. In the monthlong period between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13 before the facility opened on Jan. 14, 17 calls were made to the police regarding the congregation of home...

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