Runaway, homeless shelter breaks ground on new facility

The future home of the expanded Sea Haven facility

An area shelter for homeless and runaway youths broke ground on a new facility Tuesday morning.

Sea Haven, a shelter that offers services to area homeless and runaways ages 13 to 22, broke ground on a new emergency shelter in Little River.

The new shelter will accommodate more youths, according to a news release, and also has more acreage to allow for future expansions.

The new shelter is located at 280 Highway 57 in Little River.

Sea Haven provides services to more than 400 youths each year, according to a news release.