HomeAid Houston Dedicates Renovated Krause Children’s Center in Katy
July 22, 2009

A dedication ceremony was held this month at the Krause Children’s Center in Katy to unveil the newly renovated lobby and reception area.  The project is one of HomeAid Houston’s HomeAid Care projects, (smaller projects that range from $10,000 to $20,000)

HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity, teamed with Builder Captains Randy Bayer of Bayer Homes and Mark Welch of David Weekley Homes to enhance the Krause Center’s lobby and provide post-Hurricane Ike repairs. The project was generously underwritten by Newland Communities.   The reception area serves as a check-in point for new residents and the lobby is an area for the children to socialize. 

On-hand for the dedication ceremony were dozens of people representing every aspect of the Project.  They included:  Builder Captains Randy Bayer of Bayer Homes and Mark Welch with David Weekley Homes, Wayne Greer, also with David Weekley; Travis Stone with Newland Communities, Anthony Love, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston; Lisa Clark, president of the GHBA; Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid, Marcey Davis, director of the Krause Center; Beth Avalos with Floors, Inc. and the Mayor of Katy, Don Elder Jr.

Vendors participating in the ceremony were:  Gus and Anna Carrera and Katrina Delgado with Texas Tile Services; Stuart Feldman with Gulf & Basco; Brad Lankford with ProBuild; Bryan (Butch) Medve with MSF Electric, Inc. and Temra Krehmeier with Dal Tile.

“This dedication was an exciting moment for everyone involved in the project,” said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid.  “So many have worked together to make this Center a warm place for kids in need to feel safe and to flourish.  Today we could celebrate the success of the final product and dedicate it to the deserving children and staff of the Krause Center.”

The Krause Children’s Center, an on-campus living and treatment facility, has been treating abused, neglected, and troubled boys and girls from all over Texas since 1995.  Treatment includes individual therapy and group therapy with an on-staff psychiatrist and therapists, spiritual care, and a full academic curriculum.

HomeAid Houston identifies various homeless care providers throughout the area who need additional accommodations and connects them with GHBA members.  The members donate their labor and materials to help build housing and renovate existing structures that provide services for those needing a hand up.


For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.