Friends of Sinners has received a $50,000 grant from the Marilyn & William Young Foundation that will help renovate the local nonprofits’ new men’s facility.
Friends of Sinners is a local Christ-centered, drug recovery program. They strive to provide a safe and structured post-treatment environment where residents can establish a strong, spiritual foundation in recovery.
The organization recently purchased a new building at 731 Jackson St. — which was formerly home to the Arc of Owensboro — to turn into their men’s program. The 16,000-square-foot facility will house upwards of 30 men and feature a chapel and offices.
The building is completely paid for but is in need of a remodel. Officials said the project will potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
As the executive staff are preparing for a capital campaign to raise the funds necessary, FOS Development Director Jordan Wilson submitted a grant request to the Marilyn & William Young Foundation. Approximately two months after submitting the request, the grant was approved.