Jan. 21, 2013
-- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich— Plans have begun this week to start a new renovation project at Exodus Place, located on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. Exodus Place, which is a transitional housing facility for men coming out of homelessness, plans to transform one of the common rooms into a “Fishing Lodge Café” for the men who live in the building.
Right now, the room that will be transformed is a computer room for the residents. There are currently three computers that the men have access to to look for jobs, work on their resumes, or connect with family members. The room also contains chairs and books for the men to sit and read, or congregate with fellow members.
Once the room is completed, it will consist of a computer station, coffee bar, flat screen T.V., and places for the men to sit and relax. The space will have a rustic, “up north” feel to it, and will be a lot more accommodating and pleasant for the men.
Many volunteers and donors have committed to the project and will all come together at an event in February to offer their time and support. There is estimated to be over 100 volunteers coming to the event, and more than 6 businesses have already contributed supplies to the project. Exodus is happy to see the community come together and is looking forward to yet another wonderful transformation.