Most people take for granted, a room filled with natural light and quality features designed for comfort and relaxation. But the residents of The Women’s Home (TWH) take nothing for granted, and that includes the renovation of the TWH “great room” by HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity. With work completed, the official dedication unveiled the results made possible by dozens of volunteers, vendors and suppliers.
HomeAid Houston worked with a team of volunteers and donors to provide the remodeling services. Work being performed on the 40 year old structure was lead by remodeler captain Breck Powers with LBJ Construction, Beth Avalos, with Floors, Inc. (design work) and Leslie King, Greymark Construction, Chair of HomeAid Care Projects. The Homeaid team renovated the "great room" that offers space for group meetings and a mini-kitchen with a dining area for residents. HomeAid Care focuses on smaller projects that range in cost from $10,000 to $20,000 and can be completed in weeks instead of months.
Joining the official ceremony were many of the volunteers, vendors and suppliers. Also on hand from HomeAid was Parke Patterson, vice president; Cathy Hay, executive administrative assistant with The Women’s Home; Jim Drew, board president of TWH and Mike Dishberger, vice president of the GHBA.
Breck Powers presented appreciation awards to the vendors and suppliers who were in attendance. A TWH resident also spoke to the guests sharing quotes from fellow residents that expressed gratitude for the work that “brought the women together in a clean, safe and uplifting environment.”
Over the past 50 years, The Women's Home has grown to help thousands of women in the Houston area escape from destructive cycles of crisis and has given them a chance to rebuild their lives. The program targets women who have become homeless due to mental illness and/or substance abuse. TWH provides women with integrated, long-term residential care, psychiatric and nurse practitioner services, psychotherapy, chemical dependency services and vocations and spiritual development programs.
Companies who have donated materials and services to complete the remodel include: Airtron Houston - a/c registers; Ferguson Enterprises, Inc – sink; Kent Moore Cabinets - sink and cabinet for the bathroom and custom made cabinets for the mini-kitchen; Ceiling Fans Direct - 3 ceiling fans; Dal-Tile Corporation - floor tiles; Interceramic Tile and Stone Gallery - backsplash tile for mini kitchen; Price Phister – faucet; Sherwin-Williams Paint Company – paint; Cangelosi Companies - countertop for mini-kitchen; 1-800-Mattress – 30 mattress sets and Houston Window Fashions - window treatment.
HomeAid Houston, a GHBA charity has added 390 beds to the Houston homeless community, providing days and nights of care for over 4500 men, women and children.
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit the website at www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.