Ground broken for homeless shelter

Clermont Community Services held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new James Sauls Homeless Shelter April 14.

“This is a wonderful day and a major event for us,” said CCS board president Joyce Richardson. “We have waited a long time to get this new shelter started.”

Indeed, the path that CCS has been on since the idea for the new county homeless shelter was born three years ago – the current homeless shelter is dilapidated and hopelessly inadequate – has been a very rocky one.

It took many county agencies, with more of a united grassroots approach to the project, and many community members and leaders to secure the land and the funding needed to make the new homeless shelter now become reality.