BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a breath of fresh air in Baltimore for women struggling with homelessness and addiction.

The Helping Up Mission has opened an oasis at its E. Chase Street facility.

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For generations, the Helping Up Mission has offered hope to people on the verge of desperation. It is now helping 600 men and women a day.

The mission continues with its plans for a new facility, the Inspiring Hope Women’s and Children’s Center, which will be at Baltimore Street near the men’s facility.

Fundraising has brought the project to just $12 million shy of its $61 million goal.

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“We are at $49 million, which is 80 percent of our goal and that’s worth celebrating,” said Gayle Kelly, the co-chair of the Inspiring Hope campaign.

In the meantime, a newly refreshed courtyard officially opened Wednesday at the existing E. Chase Street location.

“I think how awesome it will be when we cut the ribbon on a building that will accommodate so many women and so many children to help us combat addiction and homelessness,” Kelly said.

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The new building will have the capacity to house 200 women and 50 children.