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New home for men out of foster care

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(01/31/13) - Right now, hundreds of teenagers who have aged out of the foster care system are looking for a place to live. In Flint, a first of its kind home for young men is offering new hope.

The house has been a dream of Ginelle Barry and her husband for 10 years. They named it Mason's Refuge, after their first foster child. They've fostered many others after him.

"There's 27,000 young adults that are homeless that have aged out of the foster care system here in the U.S," Barry said. 

For a very low cost, six men will have the chance to live here, learn life skills and get back on their feet.

"It is a one-year program with the option of staying a second year if they re-apply. The goal while they're here is to help them obtain self-sufficiency. We do life skills training, employment and education support. They are required to work or go to school at least 20 hours a week to live here," Barry said. 

Mason's Refuge officially opens on Friday, and they still have room for future residents. To apply - click HERE.

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