Nov 7, 2014 12:36 PM by News Staff
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon in Redding for the new One Safe Place shelter.
The organization, dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, has been planning the project since November 2013.
Total space for the shelter and client services will double its current capacity. Executive Director Jean King said "for the clients who stay in our shelter, it's a major change. It gives them a time to think and recover and if they need to cry or if they need to sleep or if they need to read. Whatever they need to do."
The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015. The total cost of the project is $5 million and Sierra Pacific, The McConnell Foundation and Redding Rancheria have pledged over $2 million towards the effort.