Thursday, June 12, 2008

Good Shepherd Center opens new women's shelter

Good Shepherd
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This morning the Good Shepherd Center celebrated the grand opening of its third and final phase of their Women's Village, a shelter for homeless women, many of whom are victims of domestic violence.

Located in Historic Filipinotown, the new facility includes 21 one-bedroom, furnished apartments that will serve as transitional housing for women who have successfully completed the organization's short-term transitional program.

In addition, the new facility includes an Employment and Client Services Center that will provide job counseling, referals, and computer training. There is also a bakery where clients can develop job skills and gain hands-on experience.

It's a great addition to the neighborhood -- and one that will empower many women to get their lives back on track.