HomeAid thanks Builder Captain Craftmark Homes, and the 30 trade partners who recently renovated the newly-opened Friends of Guest House (FOGH) residential re-entry program for women in Old Town Alexandria. Friends of Guest House has expanded its program by transforming this historic circa 1811 building — which was most recently used as office space – into a transitional housing residence. The top-to-bottom, three-floor renovation included navigating code issues; fixing major structural deficiencies; replacing mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; replacing flooring throughout with durable LVP; installing a communal kitchen and dining room; adding a laundry space; and carving out 10 bedrooms and five bathrooms. FOGH saved over 70% of this $480,000 overhaul thanks to donated labor, time, materials, and expertise.
FOGH has been helping women re-enter life after incarceration for 45 years and this new space allowed them to expand their program by 15% — an important step in the right direction considering the organization receives more than 400 applications per year and only has 60 available slots.
Read more about this project here.