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Another step toward helping the homeless was taken last month when a Transitional House was set up by the local group Our Neighbors' Place. Formerly a rental property next to and owned by St. Bridget Catholic Church, the two-story house will offer temporary lodgings for one homeless family at a time as the adults are guided back to an independent way of living. Families will come to the Transitional House from Grace Place in Somerset, which takes in homeless families and individuals in St. Croix and Pier...

Homelessness: More than a roof over their heads

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What began earlier this year as an effort to find an overnight shelter for the local homeless population has evolved into something larger and hopefully more productive.

Mary Jo Sutton, chairwoman of Our Neighbors' Place, said what her local group aims for "goes way beyond" a place for transients to crash at night.

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