Family shelter approved
There are places for either homeless men or homeless women and children to go, but for the first time on the Coast families in crisis may have a home where the can stay together while they get help finding jobs and a permanent place to live.
People lined up at Thursday's Biloxi Planning Commission to praise plans for Rebekah's House at 136 Pine Grove Avenue. Neighbors and others who are part of the Ocean Springs-Long Beach Interfaith Hospitality Network, made up of 21 churches in Harrison and Jackson counties, pleaded for the home that could accommodate two or three families at a time who would stay an average of one to three months. Read more
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#1 Mar 25, 2008
Lord knows this is long over due! Do many of us who live here on the coast REAlIZE how many FAMILIES are living out of the car,etc? chilren trying to go to school after sleeping in a car and so unwilling and very challenging and heart breaking and do you REALIZE that it can happen with just a mom or dad getting sickand missing a paycheck and its becoming more common with the gas ,food,housing,daily living expenses getting worse,so dont shun those that are cause it can happen to you & your famiy too in a blink of a paycheck not coming in ! god bless those helping these FAMILIES!!!!"Pay It Forward in life"
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