ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford Church of Christ hands over a home they own to Just Breathe 815 who’s turning it into a safe house.
This home will be a place for teens and young adults to go when they are in need of clothing, food, shelter or any other resources. JB 815 staff will be there 24 hours a day helping anyone who stops by. The staff will also work with kids to create a personalized plan to help them reach their goals and get off the streets.
"There is so much youth violence happening in our community and they don't have a place to go. JB815 Project Safe House is going to be that place and we could not do it without the church without the pastor and without our community coming together,” said Kevin Ware, Just Breathe 815.
JB 815 is in the process of fixing up the house and expect for it to be fully up in running within the coming months.