1101 32nd Avenue South, Fargo ND
The YWCA Cass Clay and Beyond Shelter, Inc. (BSI) propose to acquire and rehab the Presentation Prayer Center to develop a permanent supportive housing development, Lantern Light apartments, to house and support families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. A total of 23-low-income units will be created. The Presentation Prayer Center was a home and worship quarters for the Sisters of the Presentation. In recent times, the sisters determined the convent was too large for their needs and they offered YWCA an opportunity to expand their footprint.
The project grand opening is scheduled for November 2023
YWCA Cass Clay, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a place for women and children escaping from domestic violence is working in partnership with Beyond Shelter, Inc. To redevelop the Sacred Heart Convent into 23-units of permanent supportive housing to support women and children escaping from domestic violence.
When completed, the Lantern Light which is in close proximity to YWCA’s Emergency Shelter and the under construction transitional housing complex, will serve as a campus-like environment for women and children. This will allow women and children to transition from emergency shelter to permanent housing all while in continued proximity to the supportive services provided by the YWCA.
Jennifer Henderson, Director Planning and Housing Development Division