Two young families will celebrate Thanksgiving at their new home in the Yellow Hallway, a transitional housing program opened in mid-November at Our Lady of Lourdes convent in San Rafael.

The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael gathered for a blessing before putting finishing touches on the remodeled space, where Homeward Bound staff will provide support services and meet regularly with residents. Two young mothers and their three daughters moved into the rooms on Nov. 10.

The program, which got unanimous approval in May from the San Rafael City Council, will offer a home for the families during two-year term and is set to close after that time.

The Dominican Sisters proposed the Yellow Hallway program as part of their mission to work for social justice in their community.