City of Rochester has new plans for Day Center

City of Rochester has new plans for Day Center Photo: City of Rochester, MN.

Created: July 31, 2020 02:00 PM

(ABC 6 News) - City of Rochester leaders and community partners announced a new plan to provide services to individuals experiencing homelessness. 

The city will partner with The Salvation Army to move the Day Center to the Salvation Army building at 115 1st Avenue NE. 

Individuals will have access to shelter, bathrooms, food, and other services between the hours of 8 A.M. to 7 P.M., every day during the ongoing pandemic.

Federal CARES Act funding will be used to support the project, as part of the city’s overall $5.1M appropriation for the second phase of the COVID-19 response.

In March, the Day Center opened at the Mayo Civic Center (MCC), with teammates from the Rochester Public Library (RPL) managing daily operations. As MCC prepares to reopen, city leaders recently announced they would be leaving the site, with hopes of finding a new space to provide services.

In total, the city has allocated $400,000 to support services for those experiencing homelessness. A complete list of projects and initiatives funded can be found here.

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