BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas nursing home is being converted to house homeless children.
Local officials undertook the project in Brownsville after the Brownsville school district identified almost 1,500 of its students as homeless. School district Youth Connection Project director Diana Clough (KLUF) said those children include youths who live in other homeless shelters or various hotels around the cities.
She tells The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/SKPxEV) that others are the children of families who are living with other families because of economic hardship, while others have parents who have been deported, incarcerated or both.
The former Mother of Perpetual Help Nursing Home has at least 12 rooms that can be used as sleeping quarters, a large cafeteria, a recreation room and a chapel that can be converted to a counseling room.
Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com