July 22, 2019

Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH), a 501 c 3 charity in Humble, will soon be able to offer a new family-oriented facility designed to provide a caring and positive environment for children and their families facing homelessness.  It will be a 5200 sq. ft. Day Center called Promise House that is being built by HomeAid Houston and Builder Captain First America Homes, a Division of The Signorelli Company.

 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.  "This Day Center's design captures the feel of a home-like setting," said Patrick Mayhan, president of HomeAid.  "At the same time, it offers a place for families to bond and to learn how to live independently while still being able to access counseling and other services. We are excited to join First America Homes and Family Promise of Lake Houston as we near the groundbreaking in late September."

Families receiving assistance from FPLH are reeling from a variety of crisis situations including fire, flood, the death of a spouse, loss of a job, an eviction, or a foreclosure of a home.  Promise House will replace the existing FPLH offices and will double its current capacity. 

“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.”

Additional 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.

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 transitional 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.