ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Phase one of a new and expanded homeless shelter in St. Paul opened Thursday to residents.
The five-story Higher Ground facility is an extension of the Dorothy Day Center. Earlier this month, WCCO’s Reg Chapman got a look inside as crews did the finishing touches.READ MORE: Officers Searching For Suspect In Benton County; Residents Asked To Be Alert
Higher Ground will have space for 280 men and women as well as a range of permanent housing options for 193 people.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
Over the next year, the St. Paul Opportunity Center will open, offering expanded services and permanent housing options.MORE NEWS: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
The $100 million project is made possible through public and private funding.