ALBANY, N.Y. -- An abandoned building in downtown Albany will serve as a home for people in need.
Thirty transitional living program apartments are now available to help homeless people get back on their feet. One man said he suffered from drug and alcohol addition for years. He says he's grateful for the Capital City Rescue Mission, and is looking forward to moving into the apartments.
"I'm thankful for the workers who spent time building this place. Just me being here, getting myself back on track until I go back out on my own. I'm thankful and grateful for," said Darryl Youn, a New Jersey resident.
"Help more than we ever thought we could help homeless and needy people to independence. Not just a way to give them free hots and cot, as they say," said Perry Jones, the Capital City Rescue Mission Executive Director.
The building is also home to the Capital City Rescue Mission’s Clothing Distribution Center, and offers free clothes to the homeless.