No sooner had the last resident of tent city moved off the courthouse lawn when people began asking: "What’s next?" And it’s a good question. Throughout the tenure of tent city, Our Place experienced continued growth in the use of its facilities with vulnerable people accessing food, programs and services.
Our meal program has grown by over 100,000 meals year over year with 2015/2016 hitting a record 680,804 meals served. The 2016/2017 year began on April 1 and we’re already on track for another 100,000 increase. If this pace continues, Our Place will be serving an astounding 1,000,000 meals per year within two years.
At Our Place, we are always working at creating the best opportunities to help the most vulnerable take those first steps toward a life changed. One of those recent opportunities has been in transforming 15 of our transitional housing units into a new recovery floor.
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