PRINEVILLE, OR -- Redemption House Ministries broke ground on its new homeless shelter in Prineville yesterday.
Ken Fahlgren is a member of the Public Safety Coordinating Council and has been heavily involved in moving the men's shelter to the new location on Madras Highway.
He says the next step is to get the modular building in place. "I'm looking forward to actually getting this site finalized, ready to go, probably have it open in November sometime."
The men who use the shelter will have access to programs ranging from job training to drug and alcohol treatment. Redemption House Ministries also has a Food Kitchen and a Women's Shelter in Prineville.
Fahlgren, a former Crook County Commissioner, has worked with Redemption House Ministries to create a place for men who need 'a hand up' to get the tools they need to improve their lives. "It's a 90-day transitional plan. The goal is to get them into more permanent housing, and into jobs, and back into society, so they'll be working with the board and their team, but they'll also be working with behavioral health people with community services, and alcohol and drug treatment as well through the County. The services will be in one place, and that will make a huge difference for them."
Fahlgren says the modular building will be installed on the property the first week of October and should be ready for the 16 men it will house to move in sometime in November.