United Way gives $1.3M to combat homelessness-WEB ONLY

United Way of Central Indiana announced this morning that it would provide $1.3 million to two local housing projects as part of Indianapolis’ Blueprint to End Homelessness campaign.

A $1 million grant to the Julian Center for abused women will help construct 71 permanent housing units at 34th and Meridian streets. In 2001, United Way awarded the center $1.2 million to expand its domestic violence shelter and transitional housing facility at 2011 N. Meridian St.

United Way also will provide $320,000 to renovate 60 efficiency units for the mentally ill at St. George Apartments, 2011 N. Boulevard Place. Support services will be provided by Midtown Mental Health.

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