Transitional Living Center Steering Committee Hears Success Stories

CCB MEDIA PHOTO NOAH Shelter in Hyannis

CCB MEDIA PHOTO
NOAH Shelter in Hyannis

HYANNIS – The Transitional Living Center of Cape Cod Steering Committee met last week in an effort to find a new site for the NOAH Homeless Shelter.

The group met with representatives from organizations in Florida and Springfield to learn more about programs that they are using and how it could be incorporated onto the Cape.

“We want to showcase to the community, this is what we want to see, we have a fabulous, top notch island called Cape Cod, and we want to service our people the best way possible,” said Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District Executive Director Elizabeth Wurfbain.

It’s been more than a year since the steering committee was created to find a new site to relocate the NOAH Homeless Shelter in Hyannis.

Plans call for the new center to have 35 overnight beds, recovery programs and outreach workers with emphasis of focusing on more rehabilitative services to the homeless.

So far, six properties in Barnstable including a former school in Marstons Mills and land across Route 132 from the police station have been identified as possible locations for the new center.

Wurfbain said that they need to find a location for the facility soon and need to decide what kind of shelter it will be before going to the state.

“We are altogether looking to the community also to partner up and say we’re going to help make this happen,” said Wurfbain.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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