The last coat of paint was still drying as dozens of people gathered to mark the completion of HomeAid Houston’s Covenant House Texas (CHT) remodel project. Kenneth Charanza Contracting, Inc. and Leslie King, HomeAid board member and president of Greymark Construction Co. spear-headed the Project. The HomeAid team remodeled the
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HomeAid Houston, a GHBA charity, helps build transitional housing for individuals facing homelessness. HomeAid recruits GHBA members to provide donated labor, materials, services and funds to assist in the construction. Since its inception in 2003, HomeAid has added 390 beds and provided care for approximately 4500 men, women and children. The Covenant House remodel is considered a HomeAid Care Project, i.e. projects that range in cost from $10,000 to $20,000 and can be completed in weeks instead of months.
Covenant House Crisis Shelter serves homeless youth housing an average of 40 to 50 each night. The youth come voluntarily and no one is turned away. All individuals are given a medical exam and vocational and psychiatric assessments to determine what additional services are needed. Shelter residents are assigned an advisor who works with the youth, other agencies, and family members to develop a plan that will return the youth to a stable living arrangement and/or independent living. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at no charge.
“Working with organizations such as Covenant House Texas inspires every member of the HomeAid team,” said Kenneth Charanza. “It is a hard fact to face that so many young folks are living on the streets in
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.