Hospitality House, which operates emergency homeless shelter Utah’s Place in Grass Valley, is expanding and diversifying its services.

Executive Director Nancy Baglietto announced a new three-pronged approach that will be facilitated by a nearly half-million-dollar commitment by Nevada County over the next two years. The contract is on the Board of Supervisors agenda for Tuesday.

Utah’s Place currently has a conditional use permit for 54 beds, and had been providing 15 additional beds during the winter months. Those beds now will become permanent year-round, Baglietto explained.

The upstairs dorms, with the 54 original beds, will remain the same, with three meals, case management and pathways to housing provided. Guests can leave their belongings on an assigned bunk.

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