BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter to break ground on expansion in Conroe

The shelter expansion of the Yes to Youth Bridgeway Emergency Youth Shelter begins June 20.

The shelter expansion of the Yes to Youth Bridgeway Emergency Youth Shelter begins June 20.

A Conroe-based youth shelter will break ground on its expansion in June, more than doubling its bed capacity for homeless youth, according to a press release.

Yes to Youth Montgomery County Youth Services will begin construction on its expansion of the BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter located at 4501 N. Frazier Street, Conroe on June 20 at 8 a.m.

"We say yes to those who have lived here, the current residents and for the many yet to come. We care for, we dream for and we build for the children who are not even here yet; but, who will need this shelter at some point in their lives," said Jamie Parker, Yes To Youth BridgeWay Shelter Director, in a statement.

The shelter provides temporary housing and support for girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 17. The shelter currently has 14 beds, but this expansion is expected to add 15 beds, as well as a family room, dining room, kitchenette and office space. The existing building will also be renovated, adding a dining hall, kitchen and several other rooms.
By Andy Li