Burckle Place West breaks ground for new facility, offers hope

Ceremonial shovels break ground Wednesday afternoon for Burckle Place West, a new housing facility for single homeless women. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post)

Ceremonial shovels break ground Wednesday afternoon for Burckle Place West, a new housing facility for single homeless women. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post)

LAKE  WORTH — Seven ceremonial gold shovels, tossing gray dirt in the air, represent hope and a new beginning for 11 women who have fallen on the kind of hard times most of us can’t even imagine.

In another year on South J Street, west of Burckle Place, a program for single homeless women, will come Burckle Place West, an affordable housing facility for women who have graduated from the shelfter and who are ready to start standing on their own.

The Lord’s Place, the nonprofit that runs Burckle Place, held a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon for the $1.4 million, 6,200-square-foot facility.

“This will be a place where 11 women can take one more step towards independence,” Diana Stanley, The Lord’s Place chief executive officer, told a gathering of about 75 people during a 30-minute press conference.

Check back at mypalmbeachpost.com to read more about the facility and how the women who want to live there believe it will empower them.

 

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