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Transitional Housing Opens

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter held a ribbon cutting event to formally open their new Transitional Housing Apartments.

Located on the grounds of its existing emergency homeless family shelter, St. Mary’s converted a former schoolhouse into four transitional housing apartments. These apartments will provide families the time (18-24 months), safety, and resources to find long-term or permanent housing.

The ribbon cutting event include remarks, a blessing of the building by clergy, a ceremonial ribbon cutting, and tours of the unoccupied apartments.

A longtime dream in the making, families have already moved into the apartments and more are being screened for admission.

Here are some photos of the ribbon cutting event! 

Sr. Patrice, OSF, (L) founder of St. Mary’s Shelter, along with Sr. Mary Teresa, OSF, (R), who served St. Mary’s Shelter for 20+ years.