MCALLEN, Texas — The new Catholic Charities Respite Center receives a blessing on its opening week. Auxiliary Bishop Mario Aviles blessed the new facility in downtown McAllen. The new center is set to house nearly 1,200 migrants, three times more than the current location. It is located across the street from the McAllen bus station saving the city millions of dollars on daily transportation, according to Mayor Jim Darling.
The facility is divided in three areas: the dining room, restrooms, and sleeping area. It is expected to be operating later this week.