New Shelter Opens in Raleigh
Posted February 13, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST
RALEIGH — A building brought Senator John Edwards to downtown Raleigh Sunday afternoon. He helped cut the ribbon on a first of its kind homeless shelter in Wake County.
"Every homeless person has a story of tragedy, of personal hardship. This is one of the most important investments we can make," Edwards said.
Two stories tall outside, and ultra-modern inside, Harrington Place will soon be home to the those who are both mentally ill and homeless.
Developers hope the lodging will be a turning point for those who live at Harrington Place, helping them make a return to a more productive life.
"It's a big story of public and private coming together and helping the homeless in their transition back into society," Edwards said.
Harrington Place can house 11 residents at one time.
It's transitional housing and the idea is that the residents won't be here long. They will stay here six to 18 months and then move on to a more normal life.