Franklin County Judge/Executive delivered a check worth $24,500 on behalf of the Fiscal Court to the Simon House to help combat homelessness. This money will help them continue to provide temporary shelter services until the renovations on the new permanent shelter are completed. The Fiscal Court approved this emergency expenditure at their last meeting.
Currently, the Simon house is able to offer 18 rooms at a temporary location. Director Rachelle Foley reports that they receive 3-5 calls per day looking for placement in the shelter. Unfortunately, these people are having to be put on a waitlist until room becomes available. She reports that the Simon House tries to provide as much assistance as needed during their wait. However, the demand outstrips the supply of available shelter space.
Pictured is the Simon House staff with Judge Wells, from left to right: Alexis Jones, Tasha R. Gray, Rachelle Foley, Judge Wells, Victor Northern, Marsha Zolnowski and Pam Johnson. (Not pictured: Mark Johnson and Lindsay Raisor).
For more information about the Simon House including how to volunteer or donate money please call their office at (502) 223-2138.