At the end of February, KPEP purchased the Red Arrow Motel in Paw Paw. The motel was being used as base housing for Van Buren County parolees who did not have an approved home placement. Upon purchase, KPEP entered into an agreement with Offender Success to continue providing this vital service.
The motel is located at 38266 Red Arrow HWY and has 14 two-occupant rooms, an out-building and a modular home. The modular home is also used for transitional housing and has four bedrooms. The motel’s capacity is 32.
Since purchase of the motel, we’ve begun renovating the rooms, replacing carpet, painting and upgrading some light fixtures. Additionally, we’ve renovated an area to operate a store where the residents can purchase items. We also hope to remodel an area for an office, group meeting space for treatment services, volunteer activities, and support group meetings.
We’re excited to be a part of another great community and appreciate the support we’ve received from the neighbors, parole department, sheriff’s office and so many others!