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CHICAGO (ETN) – Friday saw the big unveiling of a brand new home that will give women a second chance: cutting the ceremonial ribbon in Berwyn.

The home offers women a safe place to stay and to get back on their feet after difficult times.

Hidden in this quiet street is a house full of hope.

“The spirit in it was just amazing. The peace I felt when I got into it and it had everything, absolutely everything we needed.”

It is the newest safe home for the ‘WIN’ program – women in need.

The target? Help women who have hit rock bottom after struggling with issues like addiction and prison.

Founder Bethany Little created it all so women could have the opportunities she once wished she had.

“Being in and out of jail myself, getting caught up in my addiction, and I went homeless into treatment and I came out homeless,” she said.

What started as a dream eventually turned into a step-by-step program followed by the first safehouse. Today the fourth house of the program is open.

Soon seven women will have a roof over their heads.

“I’m almost at a loss for words. You know, to think that six years ago I was homeless and on the street, to now be able to help other women off the street and give them a little bit of courage,” Little said.

Including Candace, who has been getting help from Bethany’s group for nearly a year.

“I got out of jail and it was like a never-ending cycle for me,” she said.

Finally, Candace knew she needed a change and turned to Bethany for help.

“The day I actually came, I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and you know she welcomed me with open arms.”

Now she is where she belongs.

“All my life I was always thinking about what I wanted to do, what I could have done and I never got around to it,” Candace said. “I always put myself last. And I don’t know, I’m just here in this program, learning how to live life on the terms of life, alone, not just for myself.”

Today she has her eyes set on her future, and for Bethany that is a victory.

“It means everything to me. This is what my mission is, and this is what I live for today. And so I’m just blessed that God has given me this second chance,” Bethany said.

Three homes are already under construction. If you are interested in donating to their cause, visit


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