RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — It’s been a fixture in the community, providing food and shelter for our area’s homeless. Now workers with Freedom House are preparing for the doors to close for good. Due to lack of funding, Freedom House leaders decided to cease operations by the end of April.
The Board of Directors said it could no longer financially support; the Conrad Center, a feeding program; the Community shelter, a transitional housing service and Sean’s Place, a housing program that supports permanent relocation.
Board chairman Mark Cipolletti said members are devastated it came to this. He said the financial challenges couldn’t be overcome. He said their biggest concern is that many of the people they serve are homeless men and women who have higher barriers like those who are trying to overcome addictions and clients who are just out of jail.
Cipolletti said they’re now on a mission to transition their clients to other housing services and to agencies that can afford to feed those in need. READ MORE.