Transitional home gets funding from city

Posted at: 05/29/2013 6:56 PM
Updated at: 05/29/2013 6:57 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Four Corners Foundation can finally see the finish line on their three year project.

The Foundation just started construction on the 'path home' earlier this year. The home is emergency shelter and transitional housing for the homeless.

"Where men and women who have sought employment and worked all day can come home and recreate, unwind and get used to a normal secure healthy lifestyle, something that's been missing from their lives for a long time," said Karen Broten, the foundation’s executive director.

The new facility will accommodate more people, a relief for the older facility that's constantly overcrowded.

"Just last week four families were turned away because of a lack of space," said Broten.

Today, the foundation learned that the city council plans to give them $155,000.

It's funding they need to put the finishing touches on the new facility.

"Oh we're just thrilled and humbled there's no shortage of community need and the fact that the council has entrusted us with another grant to invest in the community is just an overwhelming experience," Broten said.

The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of the year.

The other organization to receive funding is the Masada House. They plan to start a men's addiction recovery center.