Students at the Community Transitional School can't wait to start shooting hoops. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office announced the groundbreaking for a new basketball and sports court at the school on Northeast Killingsworth Street.
The Community Transitional School is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty related crisis.
The children receiving services from the Community Transitional School live in homeless and domestic violence shelters, low-priced motels, or on the floor of a friend's home. Some are from families that are on the brink of losing their housing, or are living in their cars.
The sheriff's office said the purpose of the Community Transitional School is to provide the children with a stable, supportive environment.
"When they started saying that they were going to put a basketball court up, I started getting really excited, " said student Ramiro Ruynoso.
For the past 22 years the sheriff's office has also hosted a holiday party for the students.
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