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: Minnesota Weather: Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Possible In Southeastern MN Thursday
Higher Ground will have space for 280 men and women as well as a range of permanent housing options for 193 people.READ MORE: Minneapolis DFL Endorses No Candidates In City's Mayoral Race
Over the next year, the St. Paul Opportunity Center will open, offering expanded services and permanent housing options.MORE NEWS: Court Filings Detail Gun Evidence In Fatal Shooting Of Winston Smith
The $100 million project is made possible through public and private funding.