GREELEY — United Way of Weld County and its partners Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of the Housing Navigation Center at its new location at 870 28th St.
“The new Housing Navigation Center location is even better serving our more vulnerable neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability,” Shawn Walcott, United Way’s director of household stability, said in a prepared statement. “As with the former location in the Sunrise Monfort building in Evans, the focus is to help our guests keep their housing and to get back into housing more quickly. In addition to the services that were already being offered, the new center has laundry, shower facilities and overnight space for 60 adults and youth aged 18 and older.”
Since its April 2019 opening, 1,353 active guests have been served at the Housing Navigation Center, with a majority resolving their experience of homelessness themselves after receiving HNC services, according to a United Way press release.
Overall, 90 households are known to have avoided homelessness because of services and over 200 guests have found new housing with staff assistance. 80% of re-housed guests have maintained their housing for more than a year. There are presently around 250 unstably housed and homeless guests accessing services, according to the organization.
United Way’s Housing Navigation Center partnering organizations include:
- A Woman’s Place.
- Banner Health.
- Catholic Charities.
- Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Connections for Independent Living.
- Cricket Wireless.
- Front Range Clinic.
- Greeley Family House.
- High Plains Library District.
- Jobs of Hope.
- North Colorado Health Alliance.
- North Colorado Health Network.
- North Range Behavioral Health.
- Sans Soucy Law.
- Shiloh House.
- The Rock Found.
- United Way of Weld County.
- Veterans Affairs.
- Volunteers of America.
- Weld County Department of Human Services.
- Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment.