CAPSA’s transitional neighborhood has already been a success

Families are moving into CAPSA’s Independence Place Neighborhood, where they can live for up to two years after leaving shelter. James Boyd, development director for CAPSA (Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse), says the completion of the homes is truly something to celebrate and says CAPSA is thanking everyone who helped make the project possible.

“It gives them the opportunity, really, to start establishing a job, some income. Or they can go back to school,” Boyd says. “We’ve had people start businesses, save for down payments on a home. Really these are transitional housing opportunities.

“But the exciting part of it is this is a neighborhood of people who have had similar experiences who are going to come together and support one another. It’s a really exciting program as well as an opportunity for those who have experienced such hardship to now have a place of healing.”

Boyd says people can still make reservations for CAPSA’s annual Wine and Dinner Pairing held Thursday at Birch Creek Golf Course in Smithfield at 6 p.m. He says it is a fundraiser for CAPSA and tickets are $90 for the six-course meal. Call 753-2500 for more information.

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