Amarillo’s Downtown Women's Center is celebrating "New Beginnings" with the new life of its Haven House shelter, which is more than 100 years old.

DWC focuses on homeless women in recovery from substance use disorders and their children.

Through its three shelters, Haven House, Abba House, and Gratitude House, DWC is able to serve 70 women and 80 children in its recovery program.

"This one here is just mainly for the women and it's dormitory-style, so there's rooms where there's five to six women in each room. So, there's a lot of activity going on here, and it's really great to be able to have a nice, clean, big space for our women and something nice for them to have," said Development Director Stephanie Goins.

In 2007, the Haven House was donated to the Downtown Women’s Center and housed only seven women.

Please find out more information about The Downtown Women’s Center here