ODESSA, Texas — The Jesus House Women and Children's Center celebrated its opening today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The ceremony and opening of the center was to happen last year, however, due to COVID-19, they were forced to push these plans back.
"We are thrilled about the results and it's a beautiful center," says Shirley Almanza, the Director of Jesus House. "Everything is brand new. That's part of our heart of the center is for everything to be brand new...all of us have been use to a hand-me downs, but we wanted to give the ladies a sense and feel of brand new starts and brand new beginning."
Jesus House provides women and children with a safe environment to achieve self-sufficiency. This includes opportunities for higher education, budget training and career/parenting classes.
The center will hold its first 'Hope Wins' Banquet on February 12. All the money from this event will go towards the center.