Leaders from Buckner International and community leaders from across the Permian Basin celebrated the grand opening of two new apartments and the Bridges Activity Center at Buckner Family Place in Midland with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Nov. 18.
The apartments provide single-parent families in Midland with a safe place to live while seeking higher education to help break cycles of abuse and dependency, giving them the opportunity to become self-sufficient. The Bridges Activity Center allows for additional training and group activities for Family Place residents.
“Our goal is to help transform the lives of single mothers in the Permian Basin and to provide hope for their futures,” said Anna Rodriquez, program coordinator for Buckner Family Place in Midland. “This expansion project helps us provide safety and security to more mothers who need our help. We are so thankful for the community’s support and for their vision to help vulnerable children and families in Midland.”
Family Place in Midland, which opened in 2003, is an education-based residential program for single mothers pursuing a college or vocational training degree. The program seeks to strengthen and support these families by encouraging higher education as a way to empower women to break their cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through a variety of services, including education support, affordable housing, case management, counseling, life skills classes, collaborative partners, child care, health care and transportation support.
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