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Empowerment Center/Gage East Apartments

A project for homeless families in the Rochester area is seeking funding for what the planners are calling the "Empowerment Center" to be housed in a former elementary school. Center City Housing Corp., a nonprofit based in Duluth, announced Thursday that more than 80 percent of those that participated in a campaign planning study support the idea of turning the East Gage School site into a community center, to be called the Empowerment Center.

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Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Center City Housing

Contact: Nancy Cashmen ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center City Housing (Silver Creek Corners) ; Family Service Rochester ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Rochester Public Schools ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Housing Alliance Coalition


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing

Level 2: Best Practice, Business Process, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Housing: Affordable Rate

DMC Impacts:

Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Building  

 

Detailed Description

The Empowerment Center is a collaborative project where multiple agencies with shared goals and values will co-locate to provide programming for low income and homeless families and youth at the old Gage East Elementary School. The focus of programming will be early childhood and school age youth development, education, job training, and mental/physical health support. The Empowerment Center won’t duplicate services already provided in the Rochester community, but will make services more accessible to a larger population in a neighborhood with great need. Focusing on the most vulnerable, the children, our goal is to grow healthy children into healthy adults who will be be ready to work and live in our community. We realize transportation can also be difficult in Rochester and the center will simplify access to needed programming for families and youth, making it easier and more convenient to receive the services needed to break the cycle of homelessness.

 


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Last modified by support on 2022/06/20
Created by allnode on 2015/08/08

 

 

 

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