Faith Refuge for Women Hosts Opening Dedication Ceremony

Homeless women and children now have a new place to call home and it's all thanks to the generosity of Texomans.

Faith Refuge for Women will officially open to clients next week but today, Mechell Dixon went to the open house for the public.

Today was called a day of celebration and that title was very fitting.

Celebrations started at 11 a.m., and wrapped up a short while ago with the public touring the shelter to see the results of their generous donations.

The celebration started with a prayer dedication ceremony in the chapel with about 70 special guests then visitors got to tour the $4.4 million shelter.

And many say they were amazed with the brightly colored room and comfortable furniture that give this facility a true feeling of home.

"It's clean and fresh and it's tasteful, yet it's gonna be easy to maintain and any kind of residential facility with kids and long term people, the floors and the laundry and just everything... the way that they've done it is very detailed," says Teresa Pontius Caves, who toured Faith Refuge for Women.

Today is not just an important day for Faith Refuge and Faith Mission officials, as well as homeless women and children.

It's also an important day for all of Texoma.

Faith Mission Executive Director Steve Sparks joins us to explain why.

The next big milestone for Faith Refuge starts Monday, which will be moving day for about 40 women.

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