In just a few weeks, a brand new 37-acre campus dubbed Haven For Hope will begin accepting its first homeless residents. The dorms will house thousands of homeless men, women and children, who will receive nutritious meals and mental health services. The program aims to rehabilitate the homeless and prepare them to move on to find employment and stable housing.
Comprehensive services like those provided at Haven For Hope are typically only available in state prisons.
If successful, this ambitious program could become a new national model for homeless services.
Local news stations KENS reports from San Antonio.