RICHMOND, Ind. — Hope House is trying to raise more than a half-million dollars for its new downtown location.

The homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility for men announced the public phase of its $550,000 capital campaign in a news release. The program in 2018 purchased the former Girls, Inc., building at 121 N. 10th St. Girls, Inc., had outgrown the space, and it moved to a new location at 1407 S. Eighth St. The money will remodel the building to fit Hope House’s needs.

“The board has been working hard since the building was purchased in 2018 and is fully committed to this project,” said Gene Webb, the co-chair of Hope House’s board. “Even with the setback of the pandemic, progress has been made, and work on the site is underway. We look forward to moving into our new home.”