Mary’s Mercy Center of San Bernardino broke ground Wednesday, Jan. 9, on the first two phases of Mary’s Village, a 10-acre, 83-bed transitional housing center to serve the growing and often overlooked population of homeless men in San Bernardino, set to open in 2020.
The $12 million project will offer comprehensive services aimed at giving homeless men the support they need to reconstruct their lives thanks to a $7.368 million grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and additional support from Southern California Edison and other donors.
Artistic rendering of the Mary’s Village transitional home for homeless men.
The groundbreaking ceremony brought supporters from the Catholic church, San Manuel, Edison, San Bernardino County, the city of San Bernardino and other local agencies together to celebrate the realization of a vision from Father Michael Barry and a collaborative will to address the local and countywide homelessness issue.
County Supervisor Josie Gonzales congratulated Mary’s Village and all “the hands th