HomeAid Houston’s Wellsprings Project Marks Completion with Dedication Ceremony
March 2, 2004

Teamwork has been the central theme throughout the planning and construction process that is driving the HomeAid Houston’s Wellsprings Village Project. Dozens of companies have come together to offer their services, materials and funds to help construct six homes for women who are in need of a safe environment to begin a new life. 

The Project, headed by Builder Captains David Weekley Homes and Tilson Home Corporation was originally initiated in July 2004 when Wellsprings, Inc. purchased a three-acre tract of land specifically for a transitional residence program.  Two houses were currently on the site and were designed to house eight women each.  The additional six homes will mean 48 new beds.  The homes are a simple design, each with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a common living and dining area, kitchen, laundry facility and study.   

“It has been so rewarding to work with the various vendors, builders, remodelers and subcontractors who have come forward to help out,” said Richard Webb, Corporate Development for Tilson Homes and acting as Project Manager for the Wellsprings Village Project. “Companies such as Suncoast Post-Tension, Sherwin Williams, Goodman Manufacturing Company, Capital Heating and Air, Burgess Construction Consultants, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Allied Concrete and All Points Services are providing their materials or services to make a difference.  Everyone asks ‘How can I help?’.”

To-date, the foundations have been poured and framing is about to begin.  The anticipated completion date for the Wellsprings Village Project is November 2006.

HomeAid Houston was established as a non-profit organization by the GHBA in 2003.  The first HomeAid Houston project was the $3.1 million Bonita House of Hope facility that was completed in the spring of 2005.  This 199 bed facility for homeless men, women and children was a critical provider of services in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. HomeAid Houston is also working with The Mission of Yahweh to provide 16 units for women and children.  Builder captions for the Project are Green Mountain Building Co. and Doyle Stuckey Homes.  Anticipated completion of that project is October 2006.

 Wellsprings, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Sister Rita Owens and Sister Justin Farinella.  “These two women shared a vision that would ultimately better dozens of women’s lives,” said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston.  “Their mission was to provide a setting that would give women the opportunity to become self-sufficient and to become empowered by increasing their income level through job skills, training and educational programs in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness, abuse, poverty, addiction and illiteracy.  Wellsprings Village is on the road to helping women rebuild their lives in so many ways.”