PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ground will be broken Wednesday afternoon for the Union Gospel Mission’s new home for women and children.
The $17.8 million project, slated to open in 2023, will allow the Union Gospel Mission to double their capacity in the coming decade.
The facility to be built at 18555 NW Rock Creek Boulevard will be 52,000 square feet and have 52 rooms to help women who need safety from domestic violence, help with addictions and healing from trauma, officials said.
“There are far too many women living in unsafe situations or living in homeless camps or living in cars and we want a safe healing place for them to come and really get a base to start living a life in a new direction,” Bill Russell, director emeritus of Union Gospel Mission, explained.
It will also have a community building, onsite counseling, parenting classes, a children’s education center, chapel and other spaces for women and children.
To date, the Union Gospel Mission has raised a little more than $14 million for the project.