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Center helps homeless women and children

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Chance Kabuo, a client of the Presbyterian Night Shelter’s Women and Children’s program, attended groundbreaking ceremonies for new center last year.
Chance Kabuo, a client of the Presbyterian Night Shelter’s Women and Children’s program, attended groundbreaking ceremonies for new center last year. Star-Telegram

Fort Worth has a powerful new tool to use in its effort to end chronic homelessness in the city — and a new sign that people who are working on this effort are extremely dedicated and resourceful.

The Presbyterian Night Shelter, which served 4,335 homeless clients last year, opened its new Morris Foundation Women and Children’s Center during ceremonies Wednesday.

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott attended the ceremony and called the shelter “a path to a brighter tomorrow for so many here in Fort Worth.”

The shelter helps clients move “from homeless to home” through its network of emergency, transitional and long-term shelter as well as meals, counseling and other services.

The new center, at 1105 E. Presidio St. near the main shelter, has 40 private rooms for women and their children. It has office space for shelter partners, including Cook Children’s Medical Center, the Women’s Center of Tarrant County and the Fort Worth school district.

Fort Worth is fortunate to have the new center and the donors and workers who made it possible.

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