As expected, the Bend City Council last night approved a contract with Shepherd's House Ministries for a daytime, multi-service navigation center. The unique, first-of-its-kind center will be located at the ministry’s emergency shelter location on 2nd street. Funding for the 3.9 million dollar project is being provided by the state with additional monies from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the City’s General Fund. Future sources of funding may be made available through Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and/or other agencies. The City considers the center as a new tool to centralize services at one location, including help with, job assistance, health services, meals, benefits and education resources.