MHI and HomeAid Team Up for Gracewood Addition
October 29, 2008

Forms were set recently to begin construction on a 6,828 sq. ft., five-family residential facility for Gracewood, a residential ministry for single mothers and their children.  MHI is donating the construction management of the 14-bed facility that will provide transitional housing for families who are at risk for homelessness due to a crisis situation.

“The entire MHI team is looking forward to working with both HomeAid and Gracewood for such a worthy cause,” said James Miller, president of MHI.  “This new facility will provide a new beginning for so many deserving women and children.”

“In 2006 Gracewood received over 50 calls for every opening that became available,” said Kathleen Stadler, president of HomeAid Houston’s board. “This partnership with MHI and the countless vendors who will be needed for donated materials and services is a tremendous gift to this cause.”

HomeAid Houston, a charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association and the local arm of HomeAid National, works with the GHBA to recruit generous Association members to donate materials, labor and services for the construction of transitional housing for the homeless of Houston.

The effort to provide a safe place for homeless men, women and children in the Houston area, is ongoing.  Over the past few years, with the help of area builders, vendors and individuals, HomeAid Houston has added over 320 beds for those less fortunate.

 “Children at Heart Ministries and Gracewood are excited about the HomeAid Houston/MHI project,” said Jerry T. Bradley, president and CEO of Children at Heart Ministries.  “This building will provide shelter for many families and children for years to come.  The generosity by MHI and their vendors is priceless to our organization.”

Gracewood is one of four Children At Heart Ministries that serve children and families in crisis. The original facility is located in south Houston.

For more information on HomeAid Houston, visit or call the GHBA at 281-970-8970.