Stats issued for homeless center


April 19, 2023

Benny Westcott

Brock Byers, manager of the Family Assistance and Resource Center Program, speaks at the April 13 CommunityHealth Committee meeting at City Hall.

Last month, Sweet Home's new homeless center east of Bi-Mart was declared a "success," but Family Assistance and Resource Center Program Manager Brock Byers shared actual numbers Thursday, April 13, during a Community Health Committee meeting.

The managed outreach and community resource meeting has taken in 47 distinct clients with a median age of 49 since its January opening, Byers reported.

"We're seeing that number go up," he said of that age statistic. "That's going to be the next wave. We've talked about elders, and they have very special needs, and we're going to have a lot of inte...

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