HomeAid Gracewood project completed in Spring Branch
HomeAid Houston’s long-time partnership with Children at Heart Ministry, Gracewood, has reached another milestone with the recent completion of the first four of eight duplexes in their Next Step Project. HomeAid is partnering with builder captain David Weekley Homes (DWH) to construct the duplexes that offer a home-like environment where family well-being is restored while moms work toward specific, individual goals such as completing an education and certification programs. The project dedication is scheduled for late Spring.
Gracewood can currently serve up to 15 single mothers and their children and with the Next Step Project expansion they will be able to serve up to 31 families.
“Partnering with Gracewood and the moms who are working hard to become productive members of the community while building brighter futures for their families has been an inspiration to the entire HomeAid - David Weekley Homes team,” said Carl Salazar, executive director of HomeAid. “It is a privilege and an honor to join David Weekley and all of the vendors and suppliers who are working together to complete the duplexes.”
HomeAid and Gracewood’s long-time partnership has resulted in the completion of five homes between two campuses in the Houston area. The 2.5 acres that adjoin the current Gracewood campus will include the eight duplexes, Patti’s Place (a clothing boutique), a furniture warehouse, and a community center with both administrative offices and an activity center. The current administrative office will become a community counseling center.
This will be the sixth project that HomeAid Houston and Gracewood have partnered on to help women and children.
“This entire team consisting of staff, builders and vendors display such a tremendous spirit of generosity that encourages families toward a hopeful future,”said Patrick Mayhan, president of HomeAid.
Gracewood’s Spring Branch facility, located on Elmview Drive, currently provides three 6,000-plus- to 7,000-plus-square-foot homes, each housing five families. The most recently completed home also provides administrative, support services, and counseling offices.
The DWH home construction team is being led by Brian Underwood, Mark Welch and Nancy Reid. Mark Atkins with MASA Studio is the project’s architect.
HomeAid Houston is a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). The agency 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 52 projects that added more than $14 million in real estate to Houston’s homeless community. For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.