HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), is finalizing plans to begin three renovation projects as part of their HomeAid Care program. These are projects that are smaller than other HomeAid projects, with cost typically under $50,000. HomeAid donates $10,000 per Care project, to help cover labor and materials.
HomeAid is partnering with the GHBA's Remodelers Council to provide repainting and minor repairs for Wellsprings Village, a nonprofit charitable organization that offers transitional residency and long-term programs for homeless and abused women. In 2006, David Weekley Homes and Tilson Homes built six resident houses for the campus that serve 48 women. The Builder Captains leading the remodel project are Melanie Heinrich with TriFection Remodeling & Construction , Sandra Crook with Greymark Construction and Sherry Pruitt with Whodid It Designs and Remodeling.
Wellsprings provides women with the counseling, job training and social skills to become independent individuals. They also offer counseling to maintain their sobriety and assist them with mental health issues.
The two additional projects are for Crossroads at Park Place. HomeAid is partnering with the GHBA's Remodelers Council to reconstruct and refurbish several existing showers and the third project is a partnership with the GHBA's Custom Builders Council who is building and installing three new shower units. Crossroads at Park Place is a Christian organization committed to promoting the health, hygiene and dignity of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in southeast Houston. In 2017, the agency expanded its services when they began serving meals.
The Builder Captains on the renovation project are Sherry Pruitt with Whodid It Designs, Melanie Heinrich-TriFection Remodeling and Sandra Crook with Greymark Construction. The new shower unit that is being built and installed is being handled by Todd LeBlanc with LeBlanc Custom Homes with his co-captains Dave Gordon with Whitestone Builders, Rick Mosher with The Detering Co. and Jim Bob Taylor with D.L. Doyle Construction.
On October 30, 2001, Crossroads opened its doors at Park Place United Methodist Church with a small group of volunteers, donated washers and dryers, and $700. That first day they gave assistance to eight individuals. Today Crossroads is open every Tuesday and Thursday and serves on average 400 individuals. They also help locate housing, employment, counseling and healthcare.
“Through our HomeAid Care program,” said Bill Dalton, president of HomeAid, “we identified the immediate needs of both agencies. The work provided by the GHBA's Remodelers Council and Custom Builders Council will add a level of comfort to very deserving individuals.”