Homeward Bound Puts Plan to Move on Hold
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- In the wake of firing its executive director, Homeward Bound has suspended its plans to move to the shelter to a larger facility this fall.
Nearly eight months after Homeward Bound officials announced they were moving to a larger facility, the plan has been put on hold.
According to Al Johnson, interim executive director, the Homeward Bound board fired Gi Moon, former executive director, due to "personnel reasons."
Board members had been in serious talks with Grand Valley Rural Power about moving into their old building located 2727 Grand Ave.
However, due to a lack of funding, the move, which was supposed to happen this fall, will be put on hold for a later date.
"There were some issues that we had with meeting the demands of Grand Valley Power on payments," said Johnson.
However, the GJHA says they are not abandoning the move entirely. Board President Lori Rosendahl said, "The thought that we aren't going to make a move is ludicrous. We have one shot at this and want to do it right."
Johnson says the biggest concern at the old facility right now is the lack of space and privacy for families in need. "They need the most privacy and having a facility would provide them a little bit more privacy rather than dorm living conditions."
Shelter officials say it could take up to a year to come up with a solution.