HomeAid and Empire Communities to break ground for Boys and Girls Country
Empire Communities will be breaking ground in March on an 8,100-square-foot cottage on the campus of Boys and Girls Country. Empire Homes has committed to a partnership with HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), on its construction. This is the first major construction project that Empire and HomeAid have collaborated on and is the third cottage being built for Boys and Girls Country through HomeAid Houston.
It will provide eight boys with their own room for the first time and will foster a warm, nurturing environment. The cottage is also designed to house teaching parents who will live onsite as they work with the boys to build stability and plan for a bright future. Funding for the construction is being provided to Boys and Girls Country from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
“It is an honor to work with Empire Communities,” said Patrick Mayhan, president of HomeAid Houston. “Their role as the Builder Captain on this project is a huge commitment on their part and is a testament to their generosity and approachability. They represent the best of the best within our industry.”
Boys and Girls Country is a Christian home for children who come from families in crisis. The agency serves as a beacon of hope for families and their children in times of hardship, offering them a reliable home life. As the children grow, the cottages help provide a true sense of belonging and family that is extended well past high school graduation.
The Boys and Girls Country program is a non-profit that was established in 1971. The program is made up of a network of 11 cottages. The children live with a married “teaching parent” and any children they may have, as well as two single teaching parents who raise these children as their own. The campus can accommodate 88 children ages 5 to 18.
HomeAid Houston was established in 2003 to work with Houston homeless care providers to build and renovate shelters that transform lives. By partnering with GHBA builders, remodelers, developers and suppliers, HomeAid is able to effectively multiply the impact of gifts provided by generous donors.
Since 2003, HomeAid Houston has completed 50 projects that added $14.7 million in real estate to Houston’s homeless community, and provided beds for more than 20,000 homeless men, women and children.
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.