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New Jesus Center will offer shelter to dozens of people in need

The Jesus Center is switching gears to offer shelter for dozens of people in need.

Posted: May 11, 2021 6:17 PM
Updated: May 11, 2021 6:17 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The new Jesus Center location located on Fair Street will be offering 35 beds for women and 25 beds for men.

It will also have common areas for people to hang out, access computers to do things like search and apply for jobs. There will also be outdoor patio space for both the men and women sections of the shelter.

“I think it is incredible,” said Amber Abney-Bass with the Jesus Center. “I am very humbled by the ability to put up this project. I am so grateful to the community, to the supporters. I am grateful for all the people on our team. We have had so many people contribute to this project and to this project. I just want the community to know it is overwhelming and exciting.”

The new facility will be open 24-hours, but people will only have access to the dorms at night.

People can stay at the Jesus Center for up to 6 months before the shelter will work to find them transitional housing.

The shelter will be allowing women to stay for the first time Tuesday night and will be allowing men to start staying next week.

The new location will have a total of 24 employees working. The Jesus Center is seeking more employees and volunteers for its volunteer program. To apply or sign up for their volunteer program, click HERE.

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