- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The proposed Grants Pass Sobering Center has been approved for a $500,000 grant that will go toward retrofitting a facility.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1Rg6V59 ) the grant was approved Friday by the state Legislature and will go toward a 4,700 square-foot warehouse that organizers are planning to buy from the Grants Pass Gospel Rescue Mission.

Grants Pass Republican Representative Duane Stark said fellow lawmakers in Salem were impressed by the Sobering Center board’s previous fundraising efforts, which have exceeded $140,000.

Organizers of the proposed center will now have to generate the necessary revenue to operate the facility, estimated at about $250,000 a year.

Sobering centers are intended to provide a place for people who are intoxicated to stay until they get sober.


Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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