TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A women's day resource center is finally opening its doors in Temple after five and a half years of planning.
The resource center known as The Well will be an addition to the non-profit Feed my Sheep in downtown Temple which helps feed the homeless and provide free healthcare to children.
"If it wasn't for them I still think I would be homeless right now,” regular at Feed my Sheep Ginger Foss said.
The nonprofit has helped rebuild her life from the ground up for the past year.
"They helped me to get my disability to go through and they took care of me until it did go through,” she said.
Now The Well will help do the same thing for women in Temple along with other assistance.
"We are helping to give them that first step to get back on the road to success and build them back up slowly,” volunteer Carolyn McGuigan said.
Volunteers will help the women with things like applying for government assistance, housing, identification and finding employment.
The Christian Women’s Job Core will dedicate a program assisting the women with their job interview skills and overall life skills.
"They are going to be able to shower there and do their laundry,” McGuigan said. “They can bring their children and they can play in the backyard.”
Laundry and showers will be available 5 days a week. Currently, they are available 2 days a week at the main Feed my Sheep facilities.
Feed my Sheep recorded about 650 people they assisted with their resources and expect the same following when The Well opens.
A ribbon cutting to welcome the center to Temple has yet to be set but is expected to happen in a couple of weeks.