Motels4Now organizers pitch to South Bend, St. Joseph County leaders

SOUTH BEND — Organizers of Motels4Now, finishing its initially 12 months of making use of metropolis and county tax pounds to give low-barrier shelter to the chronically homeless at place motels, are creating the rounds with elected officers before their funding expires at the end of September.

They say the method, coordinated by the nonprofit Our Woman of the Highway, has worked perfectly but they’re also creating the scenario to develop a lasting intake heart as a desired long-term option.

Sheila McCarthy, Our Girl of the Road’s supervisor of the system, stated it’s resulted in a “drastic reduction” in homelessness in South Bend, housing 375 people today with an common remain of 3.3 months, she told South Bend Typical Council associates through a committee meeting Monday afternoon. The group was scheduled to also give a presentation to the St. Joseph County Council at its meeting Tuesday night time.