HomeAid and Matt and Jenny Sneller of Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling partnered with Debbie Brotsky and the 1st Texas Fire Protection team, to provide the equipment and labor to install a fire suppression system that was required for the Freedom Place recovery center. Freedom Place offers Christ-centered care and recovery for underage female victims rescued from sex trafficking.
With the fire suppression system installed and passing inspection, the $20,000 to $30,000 addition of the center can move forward.
"The Dream Team of Sneller Custom Homes and 1st Texas Fire Protection helped provide the girls of Freedom Place a beautiful, safe and welcoming environment," said Salty Thomason, president of HomeAid. "This center offers the first step these girls will take toward building a brighter future."
Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling is also part of the HomeAid team donating drywall repair and other miscellaneous work needed to complete the project.
A portion of this housing, which is one of only five facilities in the U.S., is being underwritten by long-time HomeAid donor, Trendmaker Homes. The cabin will allow eight girls to continue to heal in an environment that offers more personal freedom and provides programs to help them manage their lives.
Matt Sneller's team and Debbie Brotsky with 1st Texas Fire Protection were honored for their generosity and commitment to the project at a recent GHBA Board of Directors meeting by HomeAid Houston. "We have worked with HomeAid on several projects," said Sneller, "so when the call came about the Freedom Place project, we were happy to be of service. These girls deserve a new life in a safe place, and we were honored to help make that happen."
More About Freedom Place
When a girl arrives at Freedom Place, a team of on-site medical, mental health and education professionals begin a comprehensive evaluation and prepare a personalized plan of care for each girl. They spend approximately one year in a comprehensive recovery program. If possible and appropriate, efforts are made to reunite her with immediate family. If that is not possible, arrangements are made for foster care within a network of Christian families. If she is approaching 18, she is transitioned into independent living.
About HomeAid Houston
HomeAid Houston builds transformational housing for the homeless. HomeAid was started in 2003, and the first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 45 projects have been completed, adding over 437 beds and 12.6 million dollars in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community. Annually, HomeAid's projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.