Earlier this year Heartview Foundation bought the former Ruth Meiers Hospitality House emergency men’s shelter.
Today, they announced their plans for the building.
The new space will be used as a substance abuse treatment facility for men.
There is also room for ten transitional housing units, in an area of the building previously used as low income housing.
The current residential center downtown, will serve women.
Executive Director Kurt Snyder says the foundation currently has a two and a half month waiting list.
Snyder says, “When people call and they have this moment where somebody that they love is saying ‘I’m willing to go and get help,’ and they hear they can’t get in for six weeks: that’s devastating.”
Heartview officials also kicked off a one-million dollar capital campaign to support the effort.
American Bank Center donated 100-thousand dollars to the cause as well.