TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A local day center that helps people experiencing homelessness in Terre Haute is set to reopen.
The reopening comes after recent funding issues led to a temporary closure. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation recently approved a $50,000 dollar grant for Reach Services.
The money will support the operating costs of Reach Service’s Pathways Day Center until it can obtain alternate funding. The Community Foundation said the money will be paid out in monthly installments of $5,000 dollars.
The first installment was presented on Thursday to help re-open the day center.
Beth Tevlin is the CEO of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation and she wants to emphasize the importance of this day center reopening for this time of year.
“It’s been very cold this week and I know I would not have wanted to be outside during the day and I wanted to make certain that people within our community have an opportunity to be warm or have a place to go if they don’t have a home that they can be in,” Tevlin said.
The executive director of Reach Services, Sarah Chandler, said while there’s not a definitive date at this time, the center will re-open sometime this month.