Homewardbound breaks ground on family shelter

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Homewardbound broke ground on their new family shelter Friday morning.

It's the second phase of the pathways village complex on 29 Road, south of Graff Dairy.

The whole project started back in 2014, and the director of Homewardbound says the new shelter should be done in February next year. It'll specifically help homeless single women and families in the Grand Valley.

"Well this year, we've experienced a 33% increase in utilization at the existing shelter on North Avenue. So the demand for services for those experiencing homelessness is going up," said Greg Moore, Exec. Director, Homewardbound.

When this building is ready, Moore says their shelter on North Avenue will be used for men only.