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October 15, 2004

Valdosta - Homeless families now have a safe place to stay in South Georgia.

New Horizon's homeless shelter in Valdosta opened its new family living wing Friday. No other shelter in Lowndes County offers housing for men, women, and children.

They can stay there for up to two years and get free parenting, G.E.D., and financial training. "Right now I have a waiting list that will not only fill each of the five dorms in here, but I will still have six families on the waiting list so that shows the community the need," said Angela Barker, Director.

The new unit was paid for with a HUD grant. Construction took about two years.

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