NORTH PLATTE — North Platte is one step closer to having a residential program for women facing homelessness.
On Tuesday, organizers of a developing program called Deborah’s Legacy announced that they have secured a location.
The five-bedroom, two-bathroom house is a rental property, which will reduce the program’s startup costs dramatically, said Jill Vaughn, co-founder of Deborah’s Legacy.
Vaughn and co-founder Allison Huebner announced plans to create Deborah’s Legacy in August. Their goal is to give women sanctuary from social, psychological and economic factors that might otherwise drive them to homelessness.
The nonprofit program will require a two-year commitment and will be offered to single women who are either childless or don’t have custody of their kids. During that time, participants will be provided with the resources they need to find jobs, earn a degree and learn how to live independently.
— World-Herald News Service