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Groups transform former Tucson hotel to homeless aid center

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 14:35:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A foundation, aid groups and nonprofits are transforming a former Tucson hotel into a 350-bed facility for the homeless. The effort's goal is to help people become self-sufficient.

The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center of Opportunity opening on Monday will include a 150-bed men's emergency center in the space that used to be the ballroom of the former Radisson hotel.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the center in an industrial area on the city's south side will also provide hot meals, connections to health and social services and a facility to help homeless people get jobs.

The project is a collaboration between the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, Gospel Rescue Mission, La Frontera Arizona and about 25 other local nonprofits and providers.