Cooper Avenue shelter is now open

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) officially opened the Cooper Rapid Rehousing Center on Friday.

The transitional housing facility at 78-16 Cooper Avenue will provide “high-quality shetler and dedicated employment services” to single adult men experiencing homelessness, a DHS spokesperson said.

The facility welcomed eight men on its opening day, and will gradually increase the number of residents over the next few weeks.

“We look forward to welcoming and supporting more neighbors in need at this location over the next few weeks,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement. “Working together with service provider Westhab and the community, we’re confident that we will make this the best experience it can be for these individuals as they get back on their feet.”

DHS will also set up a community advisory group that will provide a phone line for community members to call with concerns or issues.

Read more about the opening of the shelter in this week’s Shelter Watch in the Glendale Register.

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