ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) — In a sudden decision made Tuesday morning, the ROC board, or Renew Our Community, decided the shelter would close because of a lack of funding.
“Our funding just dried up, so we were forced to close our doors,” Iris Smalls Hubbard said, the shelter’s executive director.
Less than 24 hours after hearing the news, the board for the Pathways Community Center has stepped forward to help keep the shelter’s doors open, at least for the next 90 days.
Charles Price, the chairman of the Pathways Board, says the ROC is vital to the community. Price says after Pathways takes over, there will be organizational changes and the board will look at scaling down funds to around $200,000 a year.
“The ROC ceases today. Tomorrow the shelter will be open under pathways guidance,” said Price.
In the video above, CN2’s Indira Eskieva has more on the ROC’s closure.
Full Statement from the Pathways Community Center: