Providence Home breaks ground on new dormitory

Providence Home breaks ground on new dormitory
This is a rendering of the new Providence Home dormitory to be built on North Main Street. Officials expect it to be open by the end of December

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Officials with Providence Home are expanding their services.

The transitional home will now have a new dormitory on North Main Street in Columbia. Officials broke ground on the new facility Wednesday.

Providence Home is a transitional home for rmen who are coming out of prison, men who are exiting treatment facilities, and for homeless veterans.

The home offers a safe environment to help the men with alcohol and drug addiction and other obstacles find stability in their lives.

"This home is a need because of the community need. There are so many men who are struggling with addictions and other issues that keep them bound and we get calls everyday that we have to turn away. We simply don't have enough space and so what we can do now is provide 27 new beds for men to come and find transformation."

Right now, Providence Home can house 36 men. The new dormitory will provide help for 27 more men.

Providence Home hopes to open the new dormitory by the end of December.

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