Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Center is providing housing for the homeless

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Open hands, open hearts, open doors, those are the three pillars behind the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Center.

Finding a place to call home for roughly one thousand people in the Grand Valley experiencing homelessness is the goal behind a new housing project.

Beverly Lampley, with the GVCOC, says, “Mother Teresa place will house the most vulnerable on the street. People that have alcohol addictions, people that have serious diseases so that they don’t die on the street.”

Spending $550,000 to buy the property where the houses will soon be built was authorized by City Council on Wednesday.

The new project comes with an even bigger price tag.

Lampley also says, “this will probably be a six-million-dollar construction project. We are raising money for that. This community is building this project, this community.”

Lampley added, “one property, they bought two houses, it’s going to be one property with 40 apartments in it.”

The new apartments will be fully furnished, include a common area, and will become a permanent home for some.

Lampley also says, “we have a need to provide people a place to be. It’s hard to see someone homeless. They’ll have a place to be, they’ll have a place to call home.”

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