Group looks at bringing single-parent families program to Longview

Group looks at bringing single-parent families program to Longview

POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:33pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:44pm

Buckner International is looking at bringing a housing program for single-parent families to Longview.

The Buckner Family Transition Program, already operating in seven Texas cities, offers reduced housing and child care for single parents as they work in academic or vocational programs to improve their quality of life.

“We are considering Longview,” said Scott Collins, the vice president of the communications for Buckner International.

Collins said specific details, such as location, size and cost of operating the program, have not been decided.

The program is designed to help single parents by looking after children, providing the families with a safe place to live and letting the parent increase his or her education. The program is offered in Amarillo, Conroe, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Lufkin and Midland

“It is a great program ... because it keeps the children with the mom and allows the mom to move on in her life. Education is the key,” Collins said.

According to information on Buckner International’s website, the programs are housed in small complexes.

For instance, Midland’s program operates with 16 units.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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