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RISE Celebrates Adelphi Street Shelter First Anniversary

It’s been one year since RISE Housing and Support Services first opened the Adelphi Street Shelter, and the nonprofit celebrated to mark the occasion and note its successes. Joined at the festivities were Sonny Bonacio and Meg Kelly, Bonacio Development PM, who, along with Julie Bonacio and the City of Saratoga Springs, were instrumental in the shelter’s opening. 

From RISE, “The Adelphi Street Shelter would not be possible without the community support provided by Sonny and Julie Bonacio and Meg Kelly of Bonacio Development and the City of Saratoga Springs. Their initial assistance to secure funding for RISE’s HOMEBASE project was shadowed by their dedication to provide support for the area’s unhoused residents. Within a week of the first mention of helping, the Bonacios had a location that could be opened up as a 24/7, low-barrier homeless shelter.”

The Adelphi Street Shelter can house 34 people at a time, and the average individual stays six months before moving to permanent housing. Within the past year, the shelter has provided over 38,000 meals, housed over 160 people, and moved 98 people into permanent housing. Read more about its successes at the links below:

Daily Gazette
Saratoga Today

(L-R): Sonny Bonacio, RISE’s Associate Executive Director Lindsey Connors, Bonacio Development PM Meg Kelly,  RISE’s Executive Director Sybil Newell, RISE’s Advocacy and Outreach Director Victoria Furfaro, and other volunteers.

Photo by RISE Housing and Support Services.