Saint John’s Women’s Shelter Breaks Ground on Expansion

SACRAMENTO -- Saint John’s broke ground on a new facility Wednesday that will open 90 new beds for women and children who are homeless and struggling with addiction.

The program that has been around for more than 30 years is currently able to house 180 women and children. The $4 million expansion will revolutionize their programs.

Currently, every night, there is anywhere from 250 to 300 women looking to receive the help Saint John’s provides.

Wednesday, they turned dirt, which symbolized the beginning of construction on the new building located right next door.

The building now stands as a shell but will soon be home to more than 90 men and women by the end of February.

Currently, Saint John’s needs $2.2 million more and dozens of volunteers to get this new facility running.

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