Homeless shelter expands in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - A new building opened up Wednesday at the Torres Shelter in Chico providing more beds for the homeless.

The shelter unveiled its brand new $1.8 million building that includes a new kitchen, dining hall and 20 new beds. The Torres Shelter can now house 140 homeless people a night.

The yearlong project was designed to give a shelter a new look and make those down on their luck feel right at home.

"What it translates into for our guests is having a dining room people can now eat together as a family and having a full kitchen means that we can prepare the meals here," said Brad Montgomery, executive director for the Torres Shelter.

Guests can now utilize a computer as well. The Torres Shelter said this expansion makes them the biggest homeless shelter north of Sacramento.

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