August 23, 2016

 An updated lobby and receiving area will bring new life to Santa Maria Hostel, a homeless care agency that provides services for women struggling to regain self-worth and hope for a better future.  HomeAid Houston and Leslie King with Greymark Construction are partnering on this HomeAid Care remodel that will enhance the space where new families coming in to the agency will experience a warm, welcoming environment.

Greymark Construction, the lead on the project is coordinating several vendors who have graciously offered to donate materials and labor to the cause.  "These donations are essential to providing the agency's much needed updates," said Leslie King, owner of Greymark Construction and also a HomeAid board member.  "These companies are helping Santa Maria realize a fresh look to a key area at the agency that serves as the contact point for the day-to-day operations,"

The vendors on the project include The Detering Company donating materials for the workstation / desk and storage; Danny Salinas with Texas Brand Custom Flooring donating the countertops; Bolen Electric donating the electrical services and the paint is being donated by Sherwin-Williams Paint Co.

"As a local and family owned company, Detering is committed to supporting our Houston community and all of its residents. Partnering with HomeAid and Greymark Construction on this project for Santa Maria's families, is a rewarding experience for our entire team, and we are grateful to be able to help others in need." 

HomeAid has been supporting Santa Maria Hostel Bonita House since they moved into the property and the remodel of the lobby area is the fifth project completed for the agency.

"First impressions are so important, and we want to make sure that the families walking in to our lobby feel welcomed," said Nadine Scamp, Santa Maria Hostel CEO. "The renovations provided by HomeAid will ensure we have a beautiful, calming space that shows how much we care about the families we serve."  Work will include rebuilding the reception area desk, providing much needed storage and a new coat of paint. 

Santa Maria is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center and one of a very few to provide comprehensive continuum for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress toward achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning and economic stability that supports a drug and violence-free lifestyle. Santa Maria has a successful history in providing recovery services which have a long-term impact on individuals and families served. Through these services, clients complete substance abuse treatment, acquire parenting skills, develop job readiness skills, set and attain educational and employment goals, gain critical life skills, get referrals and information on resources and obtain permanent housing.

"It is always an honor to work with HomeAid on the Care projects," said King.   "The improvements to Santa Maria Hostel's reception area will give a new look and feel to the community, like a front entry to a home.  The crew and I are excited to get started."

 HomeAid Care Projects are smaller projects ranging in cost between $10,000 and $50,000.

 Since its inception in 2003, HomeAid Houston has added 423 beds to Houston's homeless community and their projects have served approximately 22,124 people, providing over 1 million nights of sleep.  For more information on HomeAid Houston visit or call 281-970-8970.