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From The Dallas News ePaper, Holly Haber,, reporting:

St. Jude Center Grand Opening
Homeless center Catholic Charities Dallas and the Catholic Housing Initiative cut the ribbon on Wednesday at St. Jude Center, a shelter providing services to homeless people age 55 and over that includes housing for 100.

St. Jude Center partners include City Square, Met roc are Services and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.

Catholic Housing Initiative invested $750,000, and Mercer Construction provided services and fees valued at more than $350,000 for the $6 million project.

The city of Dallas supplied $2 million in federal affordable housing capital, and Dallas County provided $1.1 million as a fee for services. In addition, the Federal Home Loan Bank made a forgivable grant of $500,000.

Supporters included: $100,000: Meadows Foundation.

$75,000: Better Together Fund.

$30,000: Simmons Foundation.

St.Jude Center still has naming opportunities. For information and to give, contact Kathy O' Neal at 469-801- 8133 or

Holly Haber,