HomeAid Houston and First America Homes, a Division of The Signorelli Company are gearing up to begin construction on a new 5200 sq. ft. Day Center designed for families in crisis. With this center, Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH), a 501 c 3 charity in Humble will be able to provide a caring and positive environment for children and their families who are reeling from a variety of crisis situations including fire, flood, the death of a spouse, loss of a job, and eviction, or a foreclosure of a home.
The Day Center, called Promise House will offer counseling and admin offices, locker rooms, bath facilities, a family room, kitchen, a child's playroom and a dining room and library. "Family Promise of Lake Houston touches so many different lives and situations," said Patrick Mayhan, president of HomeAid. "With Promise House, these families will get the help they need to assess their lives and plan and begin their journey to recovery. We are excited to partner with First America Homes to get the construction underway."
Funders to the project include The William Stamps Farish Fund, Albemarle Foundation, Ascentium Capital and Avis Charitable Foundation. FPLH is also receiving funding from the PetSmart Charitable Foundation, who will pay for a "pet condo" on the property, allowing families to keep their pets as they work to improve their situation. The grant is part of a national agreement with the Family Promise organization.
“Now that we are gearing up for the official groundbreaking, it is such an exciting time to be part of this project," said Jessica Penney, executive director of FPLH. "We are thrilled to be partnering with First America Homes and HomeAid Houston to watch this dream come to reality. The Promise House will create so much opportunity for Family Promise of Lake Houston to better support the local community.”
Clearing of the land began in May and is now completed. The addition of utilities and the construction of the retention pond, driveway, parking and the PetSmart Condo will begin in late August.
HomeAid has been building transformational housing for homeless care agencies throughout Houston and surrounding counties since 2003. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 52 projects have been completed, adding over 441 beds and $14.2 million in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community. For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.