A new homeless shelter is scheduled to break ground this fall in Grand Junction.

Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley's Pathways Family Shelter will be triple the size of the current facility on North Avenue, but will actually serve a different function. The new facility will be suitable for families and single women,  with a children's library and play area, nine full bathrooms, and adult quiet/study areas. The North Avenue shelter will continue to serve single males and veterans.

The new shelter will be located at 564 29 Road and is not a permanent residence, but is designed to help people get back on their feet and find permanent housing. The current facility serves up to 120 individuals including families, children, and single men and women.

Homeward Bound has a goal of $4.9 million to raise for the Pathways Family Shelter.Jesse Raymond, Development Director for Homeward Bound, says they still have a ways to go but  a good-sized chunk of that has been committed or is expected.

A benefit concert is being held to help generate revenue for the capital campaign for Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley.

Colorado favorites, Boogie Machine, will be in concert Saturday (July 14) at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade. Tickets are $15 in advance and available from the shelter, 2853 North Avenue, Fisher's Liquor Barn, or at Grande River Vineyards. Tickets will be be $20 at the gate, which will open at 6:30pm.

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