MIDLAND -- The United Way of Midland is launching a transitional housing program and Friday they began work on their first duplex for the program.
The housing is reserved for people leaving a crisis situation.
The United Way helps these people by giving them a safe, temporary home until they can get back on their feet.
Until recently, United Way of Midland only had this type of program for individuals, now, they can help entire families.
A spokesperson for the non-profit says that their goal is to provide people with the tools to be self sufficient.
Those tools include not just housing, but also job training, education and even parenting skill training.
This program is a joint project between the United Way and Family Promise of Midland.
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