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W.Va. bishop to dedicate new Catholic Charities house to help the homeless Oct. 29 in Wheeling
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 25, 2013 2:41 AM EDT
Catholic Charities West Virginia says it's opening a hospitality house in Wheeling to help the homeless in the Northern Panhandle.
Bishop Michael Bransfield will dedicate the house on Oct. 29.
Charities official P.J. Reindel says a lack of stable, affordable family housing is one of the things keeping many families in poverty.
The hospitality house will give Catholic Charities the flexibility to work with a family in need and help it achieve self-sufficiency.
Reindel says families can stay as long as six months as they work with social-service agencies offering help with education, child care, transportation, financial counseling, clothing and mentoring.