State and Federal laws concerning child welfare laws change placing an emphasis on long-term care and fewer transitions for children in need. Pendleton Place decides to diversify services and expand to community based services.
In 2012, the state saw a transformation of child welfare as we knew it. With the state no longer recognizing shelters but placing an emphasis on long-term care and less transitions for these children in need, Pendleton Place decided to diversify services to expand to community based services. The Emergency Shelter transformed from residential usage to filling today’s community & child welfare needs
While closing the emergency shelter was something no one ever dreamed of, it did become reality in that same year.