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Jade Joyce, executive director of HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, wants people who stay at the homeless shelter at 2853 North Ave. to know that, starting Oct. 1, their stays will be limited to 90 days a year, down from 180 days as has been the case in the past. The idea is to get people into permanent housing, and “this is aimed at increasing their self-sufficiency,” Joyce says. In 2014-15, the shelter served 1,340 individuals.


Length of stays will be cut in half for people seeking a bed at Grand Junction’s homeless shelter.
A new policy starting Oct. 1 reduces stays to 90 days a year, down from the formerly allowed 180 days a year at the HomewardBound of the Grand Valley shelter, 2853 North Ave.

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