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Resource Center ready to fly solo
Men's Resource Center of Green County Board members Dave Burkhalter, Rick Gleason and Dave Olsen, from left, stand beside the newest addition to the center, a handpainted sign by Deb Hurlbert of Clarno. Gleason, who initially established the facility in January 2016 as a warming center under Green County Family Promise, said the group is grateful to Hurlbert for helping them raise awareness of the facility. The resource center officially became a nonprofit separate from Family Promise on April 1. (Times photo: Bridget Cooke)
MONROE - Although the bedrooms are still brightly decorated in the lime and teal stripes painted on the wall before Rick Gleason's arrival, the Men's Resource Center of Green County has officially separated into its own nonprofit, separate from Green County Family Promise. "The longer term goal was to take this program and break it away from Family Promise and let it be a free-standing community shelter program," Gleason said. "We've accomplished that in what I think was a much shorter time than originally anticipated."