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Renovations complete at Chatham Building; increase in capacity, additional comfort for clients

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DULUTH, MN-- A major renovation project to increase capacity and allow additional comfort at the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Northland campus in Duluth is complete.

This Duluth campus now has an increased capacity of 15 percent and allowing it to accommodate 62 clients at a time in a much more comfortable setting.

“The Chatham building was originally built in 1906,” says Jocelyn Hoeft, the community relations and development coordinator for the Northland campus. “While we love its rich history, after more than a century of use, it was time for a renovation.”

The newly renovated building includes 154 new windows, 20 mini-splits to regulate temperatures throughout the building, re-finished hardwood floors, and a brand-new spacious laundry room with new equipment.

Clients will now live in either three-bedroom, two-bedroom, or studio apartments.

The multi-bedroom apartments include living/study rooms, and many have private bathrooms for each client.

This will provide much more privacy and comfort to clients who previously shared an apartment and bathroom with five roommates.

“Transforming our space into a home-like setting was really important to us,” explains Hoeft. “Clients are going through a very difficult time in their lives. We believe that finding the right balance between companionship from a roommate and comfort and privacy from a private bedroom and bathroom will help our clients succeed.”

Additionally, the renovation also includes covered walkways build between the two buildings on campus, ensuring the men will no longer need to walk outside each day to get to their classes, something critical in Minnesota winters.

Clients can start moving in April 21.
To learn more, go here.

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