Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority have joined forces to reduce homelessness in the territory with the opening of a new transitional housing complex in Christiansted, Sr. Teresa of Calcutta House of Hope at 16 Friedenstahl.

The facility’s grand opening, to be held Thursday at 10 a.m., will bring together government officials, dignitaries from both organizations, donors and staff for speeches, a ribbon cutting, music and refreshments. The public is invited to view the new three-story complex, which consists of 11 fully furnished efficiency units on the second and third levels. The main floor houses one ADA compliant efficiency unit, a soup kitchen that will feed up to 50 individuals daily, shower amenities for the homeless and staff offices that will serve as an intake and outreach center.