The nearly completed Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing facility on Seminary Road in Bailey’s Crossroads includes 18 apartments for people transitioning out of homelessness, as well as emergency lodging for 52 men and women.
The community will be invited to an open house at the shelter on Nov. 23.
|Each supportive housing unit has a kitchenette.|
|The outdoor recreation area has a mural about Bailey's Crossroads.|
|The large dining/activity room can be divided into smaller spaces.|
Funding for the $15.6 million facility, the largest shelter in the county, came from a human services bond passed by voters in 2016.
|The shelter has four beds for people with medical needs.|
“The new Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing is designed to serve our homeless neighbors with dignity by meeting multiple needs at one location,” says Klein. “We hope it serves as an example of how we can all work together to solve our most pressing challenges and make a real difference in our neighbors’ lives.”
|Rocking chairs on the balcony.|
“The new shelter is a great addition to the community,” says Pamela Michell, executive director of New Hope Housing. “This new space will provide greater opportunities to collaborate, to build deeper bonds with the community, and help realize the dreams of our homeless neighbors to have a safe place to call home.”
|Dean Klein and Pamela Michell in the reception area.|
Each of those units has been “adopted” by a company, individual, or organization. Klein envisions those units will serve people “who have been isolated for a long time and need a lot of attention, nurturing, and support.”
|One of several emergency shelter rooms.|
The shelter has a large activity room that will double as a sleeping location for the county’s hypothermia prevention program during the winter months.
|This space will be used for classes and workshops.|
According to Klein, the new facility “will bring a sense of energy and optimism to our most vulnerable people.”