The YWCA is renovating and adding more housing to its downtown campus.
It's making $4.9 millions worth of improvements. It took six years to secure the funds needed for the project.
Tuesday, YWCA staff, city and community leaders toured the site that is now under construction. The project will add 14 residential units for women and children in crisis.
That means the YWCA will have a total of 110 apartments at the North Clinton and Bittner Road campus. The housing program alone serves more than 650 women and children each year.
"We have seen a sixty one percent increase the past year in women and children that are homeless who come to our facility. These 14 units may seem like a drop in the bucket they are fantastic for every single one of those 14 families who are going to have a permanent place to live," explained YWCA President & CEO Jean Carroll.
Some of the other improvements include the roof, some of the brick work and park and playground updates.