Micro Shelter Initiative
Ozark Opportunities Inc. is working with local youth groups in an effort to erradicate homlessness in the North Arkansas area. Youth groups from Boone county will be given the chance to apply for a grant from Ozark Opportunities Inc. to construct a micro shelter that can house a family of 3 individuals in need!
Through the support of several local partners who have generously donated their funds or resources and the time and effort of Ozark Opportunities and the youth groups involved we hope to have several micro-shelters in the counties where they are most needed by the middle of 2020.
If your Boone County Youth group is interested in this upcoming Micro Shelter initiativie do not hesitate to reach out to Ozark Opportunities, Inc. Applications can be picked up at our Community Services Building (located at the address listed below) from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Applications must be received by January 27, 2020 and contest winners will be announced on February 3, 2020.
Please contact Ben Glover @ (870) 741-2089 with any questions or for additional information on how to apply.
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Local news coverage of the MicroShelter created by the students at Bergman EAST during our 2018 MicroShelter initiative.