Sobering center will welcome public Monday

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The new Fairbanks sobering center is set to open next week, offering safe shelter to chronic inebriates who have nowhere else to go.
The Tanana Chiefs Conference will be hosting a dedication ceremony and tour at the center, located at 13-hundred Moore Street, on Monday from 1 to 3 PM.
The 12-bed establishment will be open to inebriated homeless while intoxicated, and clients may stay up to 12 hours.
Alcoholics will also be offered early intervention screening after their stay, possibly leading to case management and treatment that may help break their cycle of addiction.
The center was paid for by a grant from the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Human Services.