City May Partner With Faith-Based Organization To Help The Unsheltered

As administrator of the Continuum of Care homeless funding, the City of Redding will likely partner with Good News Rescue Mission to develop a Day Resource Center. A state grant of $8.3 million in Encampment Resolution Lookback Disbursement Funding includes $3 million earmarked for the facility. There’s also $720,000 set aside for a director and case management services for the first three years of operation. The likely site will be a property with an 8,000 square foot building a few doors south of the Good News Rescue Mission that spans from Veda Street to South Market Street. There, services would include meals, showers and laundry facilities. The Mission would operate it under a different brand separate from existing Mission operations. As it will be funded with taxpayer dollars, the facility would not be allowed to include religious services. The Redding City Council will discuss the proposal during their regular meeting on Tuesday.