Day Resource Center Opens in Fayetteville
What a privilege to work on such an important project for the City of Fayetteville! First conceptualized as part of the City’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, the Day Resource Center is finally a reality! A passion project for the entire team, the space transformed a former music hall and entertainment venue into a beautifully delivered space with tons of natural light. Always a pleasure to work with the talented folks at IBI Group Architecture Planning!
The $6.99-million project was completely grant funded through Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) via the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), American Rescue Plan Act and State Capital Infrastructure Grants.
The Day Resource Center will serve as a multi-disciplinary service center for people at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness. The Center is part of the Fayetteville City Council’s transformational and critical initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness. It will increase the capacity of disaster response in Fayetteville and Cumberland County and centralize service providers, removing barriers created by transportation challenges.
The Center includes shower and laundry facilities, community computer access areas as well as a warming kitchen and offices. Potential services include: daily lunch service; coordinated entry into the Homeless System of Services; preventative and simple medical services; and office space for social workers and case managers. The building features include the addition of floor-to-ceiling windows to the front of the building which allow expansive natural light, interior improvements; exterior site improvements and expanded parking.