HOMELESS CAMP CONVERTED INTO HOUSING
A vacant patch of land in Cañon City that individuals and families have made their temporary home by pitching tents and parking brokendown RVs for years will be home to a three-story, 30unit supportive housing complex by next year.
Journey Home, located on the east side of town, also will connect formerly homeless adults and families with case management, mental health treatment and vocational training.
The complex, expected to open in June, will cost about $9.5 million to build.
“Journey Home will provide safe and affordable housing to Fremont County’s most vulnerable citizens, many who are considered to be super-users or frequent users of our community’s resources,” said DeeDee Clement, executive director for Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County.