ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg Dream Center has settled into their new home more than a month after moving locations.
The drop-in homeless shelter used to be located in the basement of the Foundation Fellowship Church on SE Lane Avenue in downtown Roseburg.
However, staff had to move after they were handed a 30-day notice in August when the pastor decided he wanted to convert the space into a classroom area.
The new location is on Diamond Lake Boulevard, about two miles away from the old location. Staff said this space is much bigger than what they had in the basement.
“I have volunteers that have been with the Dream Center ever since, 12 years, 13 years,” said executive director Tim Edmondson. “They all say this is the best they’ve ever had it.”
Edmondson said they had to shut down after they moved because they were waiting to obtain the right permits from the city.
He said they opened to guests last Monday. They are still providing food, clothes and any other resources a homeless person may need.