Catholic Charities to Open Hospitality House in Wheeling
By Kelsey Kennedy, Producer/Digital Journalist - email
WHEELING, W.Va -
Catholic Charities of West Virginia is expanding its services in the Northern Panhandle with the opening of a "Hospitality House."
The Diocese of Wheeling Charleston purchased the single family home next to the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center and completely renovated it under a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley.
Charities Official, P.J. Reindel, says the shelter will serve homeless families with children.
"We're really only able to handle one family at a time right now," he said. "With just one house, we're hoping that it's a program that we can expand."
The hospitality house doesn't have anyone scheduled to move in just yet. The home is available on a first come first serve basis. The house is available for six months at a time while the family gets back on their feet.
Bishop Michael Bransfield will dedicate the home on Tuesday.