In Washoe County, all sheltered homeless residents are housed in one location. These mixed populations create issues in an already-challenged environment for those facing homelessness. Our Place will separate populations with the goal of reducing assault, human trafficking, and property theft while providing a tailored approach for each population.
In an effort to identify barriers and address root causes of homelessness for women and families, the Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) partnered with the State of Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services to renovate existing buildings on the State Campus to accommodate and serve individuals experiencing homelessness using a different model.
Our Place is an outcome-based campus designed to create a safe and stable environment where women and families who are experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect while being connected to services.
Q&D was the CM at Risk on the project. The team provided budget guidance, phasing input and logistical planning – especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect workers while keeping the much needed project on track for completion.
When community stakeholders proposed partnering with Washoe County to provide specialized assistance, Q&D worked alongside the designer to incorporate upgrades and revisions without missing a beat.
Q&D is thankful to be part of this hopeful and inspirational project. We wish the people involved in the day-to-day operations the very best in their mission to lift people up and make safe spaces for people to recover and live.
Washoe County CSD
Paul Cavin Architect LLC