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Rockford Rescue Mission expanding to fill growing need

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The fastest growing group of homeless people in America is women and children. Right now, The Rockford Rescue Mission is working to make more room to help those who need it.

New construction is happening in the back of mission for additional space. There will be 120 new beds, more space and more services

Once construction is over, there will be access for child care, a salon will be added that also acts as a career training service and better warming and cooling centers will be available.

"It is a fantastic feeling because we know of the need. And we have seen the difference that our programs have made in the lives of women and also their children," said Rus Howard with Rockford Rescue Mission.

Officials say they're hoping to open everything up by February.

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