Cottage Grove SPOT shelter opening this week

Photo by Kenneth Michael Roberts

November 2 - The Carry it Forward’s Cottage Grove SPOT (Shelter Prioritizing Onward Traction) has 33 individuals onsite. Those at the site include seven couples and 13 women. There are six dogs and three cats housed with the guests.

The entry assessment process has found services in other communities for five individuals who had been living in Cottage Grove. Those individuals are now in other communities receiving the services they need.

City staff have been putting the final touches on the overflow location at the old warming shelter site. The site will open Monday, Oct.31st. Those individuals that are located in other locations will be transitioned to the site. The city is putting together the plan to coordinate efforts with multiple organizations to assist in the transition.

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