Shady Rest Committee Considers Proposals for Occupancy at County Home

Shady Rest Home

The committee overseeing the potential future operations of the Shady Rest Home met Tuesday afternoon to review four proposals that were submitted to offer services out of the county home.

The committee had proposals from Save the Old Properties, or S.T.O.P., Prairie View Adult Services, Gregg Erickson, and Glenn Peterson. The four offered services ranging from an intergenerational community, wellness and addiction recovery services.

The committee came to the conclusion that Prairie View Adult Services and Gregg Erickson have visions that match what they’re looking for in services to offer Marshall County residents. Their main focus is addiction recovery and services to help former jail and prison inmates to regain recidivism. Committee member and Director of the Marshall County Community Corrections Ward Byers said the county home could be an option for housing for these residents and structured support system.

The pair are not non-profit organizations so a lease option was discussed similar to the one the Bowen Center officials previously signed with the county.

The committee members agreed to allow Prairie View Adult Services and Gregg Erickson to present formal proposals on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the second floor meeting room in the Marshall County Building in Plymouth. The committee will meet again on Oct. 10 to discuss the next step.