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Union Gospel Mission Breaks Ground

Item: Mission building center for women, kids in CdA/Alison Boggs, SR

More Info: Union Gospel Mission broke ground Thursday in Coeur d’Alene on a women’s and children’s residential recovery center that represents the faith-based nonprofit’s first foray outside of Spokane County. When completed, the 42,878-square-foot center at 196 W. Haycraft Ave. will offer six rooms for short-term “rescue” and 28 rooms devoted to long-term recovery. Total capacity, depending on the number of children, will be between 80 and 100. “It’s becoming a reality,” said Phil Altmeyer, executive director of Union Gospel Mission. “This shelter is located in Coeur d’Alene, but it is here to serve Kootenai County.” (SR photo of Union Gospel Mission ground-breaking: Kathy Plonka)

Question: Are you excited about the new Union Gospel Mission facility? Or are you worried that it might attract troublesome people to the Appleway area, as Fresh Start appears to have done on East Sherman?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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