Kennewick church opens residence hall for at-risk young adults

River of Life Metropolitan Community Church will celebrate the debut of its new residence hall on Dec. 9 with an open house.

The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m.

The residence hall is part of the Kennewick church’s A New Start in Life program and is for 18- to 24-year-olds who are low income and homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The church recently finished work on the facility. Money from Benton County’s homelessness prevention fund covered part of the cost.

The residence hall will hold up to 14 people referred by the Benton and Franklin County Coordinated Entry System, along with one to two other adults.

Along with a place to stay, they’ll receive services, support and training to help them get back on their feet.

The facility is at 2625 W. Bruneau Place.