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Clients Move from Homeless to Home in New Center

A homeless woman and her daughter are just days away from a room of their own.

Kari Huber, 39, and Brianna, 5, will be the first to move into a new interim housing program at the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth.

The Morris Foundation Women and Children's Center is "an innovative tool in the fight to end homelessness for women and children in Tarrant County," according to a news release.

The new facility for women and children features 40 private suites, up from 12.  With the new center, capacity for women and children will grow from 30 families to 40; and the number of single women served will increase form 130 to 156.

Huber enrolled in the shelter's Women with Children program back in February after a journey " through four states and multiple shelters, including living in an abandoned Fort Worth building last fall.

When she moves in the new building next Monday, this will be the first time that Kari & Brianna will have a room of their own," spokeswoman Julie Hatch Fairley said in the news release sent to NBC 5.

Women in the interim housing program will be required to take part in an internship or vocational program, counseling, education and life skills training.  The average stay in the program is expected to be from three to six months.

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