New Salvation Army shelter in downtown Houston to help homeless women

February 9, 2012 2:17:26 PM PST
The Salvation Army is building a new shelter that will help homeless women in Houston try to rebuild their lives.

The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command broke ground on Sally's House in downtown Houston. The new facility will replace the existing Sally's House transitional living facility. The organization says this new building will provide food, a change of clothes and also include programs to help women with get GED's, job training and counseling for addictions.

"In May of last year, we expanded our services because of the homeless women's population growing in our city and we just felt burden about opening that area of program to serve that need in this community," said Major Chris Flanagan, Area Commander with the Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command.

The Salvation Army hopes to open the new Sally's House in mid-November.