The Galvan Civic Motel opened in the fall of 2019. The newly renovated, 25-room motel makes rooms available to homeless individuals and families. Galvan is partnering with Columbia County Department of Social Services to ensure all guests have access to support services, security and transportation. Services are provided on-site by the Mental Health Association of Columbia Greene County.
The 25-room hotel features high-quality, fully-furnished rooms that achieve green design standards. The motel includes space for services, shared computer stations, a community kitchen, common room, laundry service, and outdoor recreation space.
Prior to the opening of the Galvan Civic Motel, Columbia County Department of Social Services booked expensive, low-quality motel rooms without support services for clients in need of emergency housing. Galvan Civic Motel utilizes an innovative funding model that reduces costs for the county while providing higher quality rooms and better service than previous options.