HomeAid is working with Freedom Place, a Christ-centered care and recovery center for underage female victims rescued from sex trafficking, to assist in the remodeling of a cabin that will provide longer term housing for girls in crisis.
HomeAid, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity, has teamed up with First Texas Fire Protection Company to provide the equipment and labor to install a fire suppression system that is required for the structure, a $20,000 to $30,000 addition. Matt Sneller, of Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling is also part of the HomeAid team donating drywall repair and other miscellaneous work needed to complete the project.
A portion of this housing, which is one of only five facilities in the U.S., is being underwritten by long-time HomeAid donor, Trendmaker Homes. The cabin will allow eight girls to continue to heal in an environment that offers more personal freedom and provides programs to help them manage their lives.
"The cabin at Freedom Place was ready for the girls to take residence, when the agency learned they would need a fire suppression system," said Salty Thomason, president of HomeAid Houston. "We are proud to partner with First Texas Fire Protection and Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling to ensure this key component is installed as quickly as possible."
The fire suppression pipe installation is now underway and will be completed by mid July.
"We have worked with HomeAid on several projects," said Matt Sneller, "so when the call came about the Freedom Place project, we were happy to be of service. These girls deserve a new life in a safe place, and we're honored to help make that happen."
More About Freedom Place
When a girl arrives at Freedom Place, a team of on-site medical, mental health and education professionals begin a comprehensive evaluation and prepare a personalized plan of care for each girl. They spend approximately one year in a comprehensive recovery program. If possible and appropriate, efforts are made to reunite her with immediate family. If that is not possible, arrangements are made for foster care within a network of Christian families. If she is approaching 18, she is transitioned into independent living.