The Duluth house is part of a growing network of medical respite centers that now numbers more than 130 around the country — including four in Minnesota. More than half have opened in just the past 10 years.
The Northwest Continuum of Care, which operates through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, is seeking applicants to join its Racial Equity Accountability Team. The group will be tasked with reviewing how homeless response systems can better address racial disparities.
Wednesday marked the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless beginning a project to remodel a building formerly used by Sanford Health to provide mental health services. The building in the future will be a day center where homeless individuals can access services.
While the pandemic has undoubtedly caused a myriad of issues, according to Jordan May, the director of the Red Lake Homeless Shelter, the COVID-19 situation has acted as a catalyst -- bringing to light long-ignored issues in the area and banding support-providing organizations together.