Efforts Underway to Fund Emergency Shelter for Children in Hidalgo County
WESLACO – Efforts are underway in Hidalgo County to fund an emergency shelter for children.
Emergency shelters are built for the time period between when children are picked up by Child Protective Services and when they are placed in a foster home; Hidalgo County didn’t have one.
The founder of the shelter, Safe Haven, furnished the home through multiple donations.
"A lot of it has been heartbreaking, unfortunately to see the hurt and the pain the children's eyes. But when they're here, they feel at home, I bake cookies with them, they help me out in the garden. We do fun stuff together. I think it just take one person to make a difference in the life of a child,” says founder Angela Ridling.
Safe Haven will be compensated once paperwork is filed and funding goes through.
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