Welcome to the CARE 66 blog. We are a small non profit whose mission is to create opportunities to end homelessness. We do this by providing support services and a variety of housing opportunities to our clients ranging from transitional housing to permanent housing with support services.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gallup Journey Column February 2012

It’s official.  We have moved into the Lexington Hotel.  We have moved people living on our Transitional Shelter at Frances Opportunity Center to the ground floor of the Lexington Hotel.  And, former residents of the Lexington Hotel have been moved back to their place of residence.

            CARE 66 administration offices have moved to the basement of the GJU building.  We will be there for the next 18 months until our new offices, which will be part of the Hooghan Hozho’ development, are completed on Strong Drive, which we hope will be sooner.

            The Lexington Hotel is a labor of love and we could not have done it without your support.  Together with locally raised funds we leveraged monies from the State Legislature, HUD, ARRA, Navajo Housing Authority, and private foundations.  We are very grateful to each of these funders and we look forward to working with them on future projects.

           Rhonda Berg, Peter Tarutis and Carl Smith have worked very hard to complete this project.  Please congratulate them when you see them.

           Many years ago it was our dream to provide a place where people could transition from homelessness to a home of their own while still having access to support services.  We now move onto the next phase of this dream.  Naturally, there will be bugs to be worked out and new challenges to be faced. 

Until next month stay well and do good!