The South Metro Community Foundation (SMCF) has received a grant of $5,000 from the Littleton Rotary Foundation.
The award will help SMCF provide funding for establishment of the Tri-Cities Homeless Navigation Center (TCHMC).
Three years ago, the leaders of the Tri-Cities (Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan) came together to study the growing problem of homelessness in the area, and developed a Homeless Action Plan.
A key recommendation of that Action Plan is establishment of the TCHNC, which will assess the unique needs of people who are homeless and guide them to existing services, such as job training, physical and mental health treatment, and addiction-recovery services. The goal is to stabilize people experiencing homelessness and get them into employment and secure housing.
Susan Thornton, former Littleton Mayor and Chair of SMCF, thanked the Littleton Rotary Foundation for its generous support.
Littleton Rotary Club, which was established in 1922, is celebrating its 100th year; the Littleton Rotary Foundation was established in 1968 and makes grants to nonprofits in the South Metro Area as well as to international Rotary projects around the world.