July 19, 2016

Years ago, HomeAid Houston identified the valuable services that Santa Maria Hostel provides for women struggling to regain self- worth and hope for a better future. This commitment also extends to mothers and their children in crisis who are facing homelessness.  HomeAid, A 501 C 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), is partnering with GHBA members to improve Santa Maria’s Bonita House to enhance the lobby area that receives new families, and is the contact point for the day-to-day operations of the facility.  HomeAid board member,  Leslie King with Greymark Construction is heading up the project.

Work will include rebuilding the reception area desk, providing much needed storage and a new coat of paint.  “HomeAid is again honored to have Leslie King spearhead this HomeAid Care project for Santa Maria Hostel,” said Cindy Hinson, president of HomeAid Houston. “She has been involved in countless HomeAid projects that have added new life to rooms and spaces meant to provide caring services to individuals and families facing homelessness."

 Santa Maria is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center and one of a very few to provide comprehensive continuum for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress toward achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning and economic stability that supports a drug- and violence-free lifestyle. Santa Maria has a successful history in providing recovery services which have a long-term impact on individuals and families served. Through these services, clients complete substance abuse treatment, acquire parenting skills, develop job readiness skills, set and attain educational and employment goals, gain critical life skills, get referrals and information on resources and obtain permanent housing.

"It is always an honor to work with HomeAid on the Care projects," said King.   "The improvements to Santa Maria Hostel's reception area will give a new look and feel to the community, like a front entry to a home.  The crew and I are excited to get started."

HomeAid Care Projects are smaller projects ranging in cost between $10,000 and $50,000.

Since its inception in 2003, HomeAid Houston has added over 400 beds to Houston's homeless community and their projects have served approximately 22,124 people, providing over 1 million nights of sleep.  For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.