Living center gives families fresh start

HOUSTON The board of directors of Wheelers Avenue 5-C's held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday on the new Madge Bush Transitional Living Center. It has 16 units in the Third Ward where homeless women and their children can live for up to two years. People who have been through the center say it gives them a fresh start.

"It's the start that I dreamed of," said resident Asa-Mari Thompson. "It's the things that we wish for. I wish I could have a car. I wish I could have a house. I wish I could be a better mom to my kids and today, I can."

The center doesn't have any open spaces right now. It's paid for by private donations and receives help from the federal government.

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