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Women's Center-YFS dedicates Serenity House

Serenity House Dedication

TRACY – On Tuesday, September 9, Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital will host a dedication for Serenity House, Women’s Center-YFS’ new shelter for battered women and their children residing in South San Joaquin County. The dedication will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Women’s Center-YFS invites the agency’s friends and supporters to join staff, board members and dignitaries as it celebrates this exciting new milestone.

Women’s Center-YFS previously operated TREE (Tracy Refuge for Empowerment and Education) House from 2004-2013 and housed more than 450 women and children during its 9 years of operation in South County. In 2013, after evaluating repairs for TREE House, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and foundation staff determined the necessary repairs would be cost prohibitive. Instead of moving forward with renovations, the agency, hospital and the City of Tracy made the decision to purchase a new home to serve as an undisclosed emergency shelter for battered women and their children in South San Joaquin County. In November 2013, Women’s Center-YFS purchased a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, that is expected to house 70 women and children its first year. Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has also generously donated $15,000 to furnish Serenity House.

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