As Open Doors prepares to set up temporary facilities for another shelter season starting in November, Sentara RMH Medical Center has confirmed that it will work with the nonprofit organization to provide space for people to stay during the coldest nights.
City officials working on the upcoming Homeless Services Center decided to restart the bidding for the construction contractor, which will delay the shelter’s planned opening to the second half of 2024 instead of this fall.
Community Perspective: What I’ve learned as OCP’s executive director … and where the community needs to go
Community Perspective piece by Sam Nickels: As I wind down my 5.5 years as executive director at Our Community Place, I reflect on where we’ve come as a community over that time. (OCP just hired a new director who will start on July 3.)
Our Community Place to open new ‘efficiency apartments’ aimed at helping people make a low-cost transition to being housed
After two years of renovations at their location on Reservoir Street, local nonprofit Our Community Place(OCP) will officially open the two new “efficiency apartments” that are now ready to be lived in starting June 23.
The Homeless Services Center project has entered a new stage as the city accepts bids for construction companies to build it and prepares to invite bids for an organization to operate it.
Without a permanent low-barrier shelter, here’s how organizations are helping people experiencing homelessness this winter
As the weather has gotten colder, groups that work with Harrisonburg’s homeless population have had to get creative, especially during a period in which the city doesn’t have a permanent shelter for the first time in two years.
Renovated and reopened Salvation Army location provides beds, but city still faces dearth of shelter space
Following a change in leadership after allegations of mismanagement, the Salvation Army reopened its emergency shelter on Jefferson Street in Harrisonburg, which comes as another organization — Open Doors — is still looking for a temporary place to reopen its shelter.