New additions bring improvement to Del Paso Heights

GraceCity is open every day now for youth affected by sex trafficking, gang violence, mental illness, drug/alcohol abuse, and poverty. (Mar. 1, 2017)

Del Paso Heights is seeing some improvements in the neighborhood after new additions.
 
The GraceCity Center just launched their drop-in hours for those who aren't comfortable coming in and making calls to set up an appointment.
 
GraceCity is open every day now for youth affected by sex trafficking, gang violence, mental illness, drug/alcohol abuse, and poverty.
 
"We're trying to do everything we can to help empower young people affected by those issues," said Chris Stambaugh, Grace Network. "With the drop in hours they can come through the doors, meet with a counselor, meet with one of our youth advocates."
 
Community leaders told us Del Paso Heights continues to be one of the most violent areas in all of Sacramento, but GraceCity is working to assist children caught in a cycle of violence.
 
The neighborhood also recently celebrated a new grocery store.
 
"It makes me feel good," said Bryan Johnson, resident. "It makes me feel safe."
 
Residents ABC10 spoke to said while there are concerns over violence, Del Paso Heights has changed a lot in recent years.
 
"Well before it used to be like a lot of people gathering around neighborhood and doing bad stuff and now it's getting much better," said Maria Salinas, resident.
 
However, they also said there is still a long way to go. 
 

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