The new 86,000 square foot housing and multi-services complex was designed to help move people from homelessness into permanent housing. Various types of housing were developed to help stabilize individuals living on the street and enroll them in services designed to better their lives, both emotionally and economically. The project, which included the demolition of an existing three-story motel and the renovation of the former Salvation Army of the Midlands Chapel, includes a new emergency shelter, respite care center and 64-bed temporary housing facility.
Although two exterior walls of the existing facility were removed for the addition of a new entrance, designed to provide a more efficient tie-in into the new shelter building, the kitchen area continued to serve meals to those in need during the early stages of construction. Additional highlights include a new dining hall, day center, community resource offices, wash rooms and laundry area.