HomeAid Houston and Keechi Creek Builders are combining resources to make renovations to the cafeteria at the Krause Children’s Center, a Katy area residential treatment center for severely troubled girls ages 12 to 17. Leading the team as the Builder Captain is Brandon Lynch, president of Keechi Creek Builders.
The project involves remodeling a portion of the cafeteria and rebuilding the cabinetry that provides essential storage space for the center. Keechi Creek Builders will provide the labor and construction management and both HomeAid and Keechi will recruit GHBA members for donations of materials.
“HomeAid has worked on several projects with Keechi Creek Builders,” said Greg Tomlinson, president of HomeAid. “Brandon Lynch with Keechi shares the HomeAid mission which is ‘to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.’ His work on this project will create a more comfortable and efficient space for some kids facing tremendous challenges."
The troubled youth arrive at Krause with serious emotional and behavioral disorders stemming from past trauma. Most have been removed from their homes or foster placements for a variety of reasons such as a history of severe abuse or neglect. The center provides the healing process through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities and spiritual care in a safe setting. The youth stay an average of six to eight months and begin to feel a restored sense of hope in their futures.
"Working with HomeAid on the Krause Center gives the team a first- hand look at situations we may not otherwise have known about," said Brandon Lynch. "This project allows us to add something positive to the daily lives of kids who deserve our support and attention."
HomeAid Houston is a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). HomeAid is instrumental in identifying local agencies in need of transformational housing for the homeless and then developing the team of builders, vendors and sponsors to construct them with minimal cost.