The first women and children have stepped through the doors of the new Happy Valley Women and Children’s Center, the first of its kind in the Redding area. Once fully opened, the center will care for up to 64 women and their children through the yearlong program. The women are all 18 years of age and over who are seeking help with their life-controlling problems.
“The just-completed facility allows these women and children to start the New Year fresh,” says Dick Rhoads, executive director of the Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge (SVTC). “They come to us in a crisis situation, and while with us they find love, peace, hope, and a whole new life.”
“We have been looking for this day for several years,” says Rhoads. “We wanted a place where women and their children could recover and grow in a safe, caring environment that was not a crisis facility. This center will be a huge resource for the entire Sacramento Valley area since finding quality faith-based care for women and children is so difficult.”
SVTC offers the program through this new residential center to the women and their children without charge. “Most of these women
cannot afford the cost of this residential program,” says Rhoads. “Instead, we look to individuals, churches or businesses to
sponsor the women and children in the program at a cost of $1,500 per month for each student.”
The residential facility will have a dedication service on February 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. There will be an open house for the public and dignitaries from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SVTC is an accredited member of the Teen Challenge International, USA organization. It began in Sacramento in 1974 and now oversees various community outreaches and five residential centers for men and women with life-controlling problems. For more information as well as personal testimonies of our alumni, go to www.teenchallenge.ws or visit us at www.Facebook.com/TeenChallengeFamily.