HomeAid and Empire Communities partner on Boys and Girls Country project
HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), is partnering for the first time with Empire Communities, to build an 8,100-square-foot cottage on the campus of Boys and Girls Country.
This cottage is the third one being built by HomeAid Houston. It will provide eight boys with their own room for the first time and foster a warm, nurturing environment.
The boys will also be joined by their teaching parents as they work together to build stability and plan for a bright future. The project is expected to break ground in early 2019.
Funding for the construction is being provided to Boys and Girls Country from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
“Empire Communities was on board to provide their construction management from day one,” said Bill Dalton, president of HomeAid Houston. “As the Builder Captain on this project, they will be responsible for every stage of construction, from planning and development through completion. Their generous spirit will help transform a piece of property into a beautiful, safe place for these eight boys.”
James Miller, Empire Home Building regional president and also a HomeAid board member, is the project lead.
“Empire Communities is honored to take part in the ongoing expansion of the Boys and Girls Country campus,” said Miller. “Our partnership with HomeAid Houston, a leader in the community that provides housing for those facing homelessness, is a perfect fit that will allow us to provide a well-built, safe place for these children to flourish. We are excited to begin construction.”
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 49 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.