Silver Lake Day Center expansion proposal
First this afternoon - the rochester city council agenda today includes the future of the silver lake day center serving the homeless population.
Its contract is set to expire in may.
Kimt new three's jessica bringe joins us live from the center with the options being considered.
Lowerthird2line talent:jessica bringe email@example.com coverage you can count on annalise - as of now - the day service center's funding is set lowerthird2line:silver lake day center extension proposal rochester, mn the reasoning behind ending the contract include experiencing warmer weather soon and because steps have been taken to vaccinate people experiencing homelessness.
However, there's a second option that would fund the center through the pandemic.
The ongoing financial partnership for staffing, food and hygiene supplies would cost an estimated 44- thousand a month.
Mayor km norton says she believes having partnerships between the city - nonprofits - the county and others to keep the day center is likely the best option.
Jb housing-lsot-1 lowerthird2line:mayor kim norton city of rochester i just think as we come out of this pandemic knowing that more and more people are struggling that to pretend this isn't something we don't have to deal with will move us backwards and not in the direction that we've moved.
Mayor norton says she has been actively lobbying at the state capital for funding that would include the day center.
She says the council should know more about outside funding opportunities in early march.
Thank you jessica.
The city council does say "the landing" which currently runs the silver lake day center has been applying for external grant funding as well.