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The Good Neighbor Alliance looking to expand its programs – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-10-22 20:25:47 –

Sierra Vista, Arizona — Homeless shelters in Sierra Vista are preparing to make some major improvements to help homeless people.

“NS Good Neighbor Alliance It is the only homeless shelter in Sierra Vista, “said Dr. Rila Deluca, Shelter Grant and Media Manager.

She says there are about 80 to 90 homeless people in the city.

“We can only serve 23 people, 22-23 people, compared to the 80 people there,” DeLuca said.

She says shelters have been a staple of the Sierra Vista community for over 20 years. It was a grassroots organization that lived solely on donations from community members. However, when the COVID hit, there was a shortage of funds and DeLuca had to raise federal funding.

“And now we’re a little more aggressive with grants. And there are some new projects we want to tell the community. So we have an open house. We have their money in the community. I want you to see where they are going, “said DeLuca.

She says they are looking to build a playground, yard, host day program and set up a kennel to allow homeless people to stay in shelters with their pets.

“And anyone who wants to donate money to a particular project can say exactly where they want to go. If that’s your heart in the kennel, you donate directly to it. You can donate directly if you are willing to work. We will save that money and resume it, “said DeLuca.

DeLuca says that with funding and planning, the Good Neighbor Alliance is a place that can provide a roof and a place to learn certain skills.

“We are concerned that more families will become more vulnerable if the moratorium is lifted, so we need a soft and safe place to land,” DeLuca said.

The shelter will have an open house from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 23
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