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Longview mission set to unveil new housing area for women, children

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 7:27 am, Sun Aug 31, 2014.

By Richard Yeakley ryeakley@news-journal.com 

Kristina Gatti traveled with her 4-year-old daughter from Tyler to find temporary lodging at the Women and Families Shelter at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission. 

The mother and child are housed in a dorm-style room, but they could be among the first families this week to move into one of six new, roomier cottages at the shelter. 

“They are gorgeous; I think that’s amazing,” Gatti said Friday while sitting in the new welcome center of the shelter. “I know that it is a lot of stress in this area (of the shelter) because it is so loud, and there are a lot of people who like their peace and quiet, and it takes a lot of stress off the mom so we aren’t constantly worried about disturbing people who like their peace and quiet.”

Organizers on Friday were putting the finishing touches on the $900,000, three-year project that will be unveiled this week for donors and the public.

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