“HomeAid is coming to our rescue at a critical time,” said Susan Hennessy, Facilities Manager for Doorways for Women and Families. “Doorways’ funding has been challenged at all levels: from corporate and business donations, foundation and community giving, personal pledges, as well as state funding.”
This is the second time that HomeAid Northern Virginia will work on Doorways’ Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home. Builder Captain Madison Homes, Inc. oversaw the project, which included drywall repair and painting inside, and exterior painting and repairs. They and five trade partners were able to supply over $8,000 of inkind labor, materials and supplies to the renovation.
“Labor costs to maintain a house of this size are high and we simply would not be able to afford to pay for all the repairs on our own,” said Hennessy. “We are extremely grateful to HomeAid for its commitment and generosity to our organization and to the population we serve.”
Doorways for Women and Families empowers women, children and families, who are abused, homeless or at risk to live safe, secure and self-sufficient lives. Doorways’ Family Home provides housing for 6 families, roughly 21 people, at any given time. In 2009, Doorways’ housed 29 adults and 47 children in the Family Home. The organization also offers skill-building opportunities and supportive counseling to women, children, and families experiencing homelessness. In 2007, HomeAid and Builder Captain NV Homes were leaders in the $2.7 million project.
Thanks to Madison Homes, Inc., Builder Captain for the Doorway’s Freddie Mac Family Home Shelter Care Project, and to All the Trade Partners: