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Early County non-profit organization starts half-way house project

New Bethel Clay Inc. has purchased a halfway house for the Early County. (Source: WALB) New Bethel Clay Inc. has purchased a halfway house for the Early County. (Source: WALB)
New Bethel Clay Inc. is working with the state to buy a block in Arlington to end poverty. (Source: WALB) New Bethel Clay Inc. is working with the state to buy a block in Arlington to end poverty. (Source: WALB)
New Bethel Clay Inc. hopes to complete this project within 1 to 2 years. (Source: WALB) New Bethel Clay Inc. hopes to complete this project within 1 to 2 years. (Source: WALB)
BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

One South Georgia organization is working to end homelessness in Arlington.

New Bethel Clay Inc. is working with State Representative Gerald Green to help the city end poverty. 

The organization has purchased property to create a halfway house for convicted felons, and shelter for the needy.

Members are working on buying an entire block to build a community center for the youth, a job center for applicants, and a new church.

"We're a business of helping people. What we're trying to do in three phases is number 1, we've already completed the first phase. We've acquired a piece of property to help build a transition center for those convicted felons or people who's been incarcerated and they're getting out of jail," said Pastor Jeffery Haynes, New Bethel Clay Inc. 

The church installed a handicap ramp to help with members of the older adult programs.

They're also planning mentoring and summer camp programs for kids.

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