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Homeless families are getting a new place to call home in the 561

Homeless families are getting a new place to call home. (WPEC)

Young homeless mothers and their children are about to get a new home in the 561.

Holy Ground Palm Beach County just celebrated the opening of its new apartment building.

The organization also provides them with mentors, job skills and the tools they need to turn their lives around.

The young ladies moving in say the new homes are a huge blessing in their lives.

"They've helped me so much, get back in school, to basically get my life on track. They're more than a program, they're family," said Marie who's a Holy Ground client.

“It means everything, it’s my home, I get to build it and fix it how I want, make myself comfortable,” added Alondra.

Organizers say having everyone in one place will help the program’s success.

“It’s always a joy to bring a new family into a new apartment, so whether it was here or somewhere else, it was always a good thing," said Jan Kranich of Holy Ground. "They were excited and they were happy, but the fact that we can bring the community with each other here I think will make a huge difference with how well they can do with the program and how quickly they can move through the program.”

County Commissioner Mack Bernard was on hand to say a few words at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

And plans for expansion aren’t done yet.

The next phase includes adding a playground, bar-b-que space and even a laundry room.

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