The Tri-City Union Gospel Mission’s new, nearly 40,000-square-foot men’s facility in downtown Pasco is due to open before the end of the year.
As the Columbia Basin’s only homeless shelter, the mission serves as a safety net for some of the most vulnerable people in the community, providing alcohol recovery programs, case management, vocational training and education, and transitional housing.
Four 28-man rescue dorms, five five-man rooms, five two-man rooms and 15 one-man rooms comprise the sleeping quarters, with enough bathroom and shower facilities to support visitor needs at full capacity.
A commercial kitchen and dining room, chapel with seating for up to 200, medical office and exam room, commercial laundry facility, case management offices, classrooms and a computer lab round out the facilities.
The new shelter replaces the aging, crowded men’s facility on North Second Avenue.
The total cost of the project, including land, was about $9.2 million.
Siefken and Sons Construction of Richland was the general contractor.
Archibald & Co. Architects of Richland was the architect.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 16.
For more information about Tri-City Union Gospel Mission’s services, visit tcugm.org or call 509-547-2112 ext. 0.
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