The Colorado Springs Rescue Mission is undergoing a $14 million expansion aimed at dramatically improving services for the city’s homeless population. 

The two-stage expansion will include adding beds to an existing emergency shelter, doubling the capacity of a kitchen and building a new day center.

“For the first time in our community, we’ll have a day center that consolidates several essential services including showers and laundry and case workers," said Ben Robb, the mission’s development director.

Robb says about 240 homeless people live on the streets of Colorado Springs. The expanded emergency shelter will provide 150 beds year for those in need. The first phase of the expansion will be complete by fall of next year.