HomeAid and Girls Hope Team Up to Remodel Home for Homeless Youth

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Non-profits to celebrate the completion of the newly remodeled home to house girls in need.

From noon – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, HomeAid Colorado along with Boys Hope Girls Hope, builder Jan Knibbe of Camerata Homes, laborers, volunteers and donors will gather to dedicate and celebrate the completion of a Boys Hope Girls Hope girls’ home. The newly remodeled home will provide a home for girls-in-need. Four girls have already been accepted into the program and are scheduled to move in after the first of the year.

More than 3,500 children under the age of 18 were counted as homeless during Denver’s 2009 Point-in-Time study. Many were in families, but more than 700 of them were unaccompanied children, living in a shelter or on the street without an adult. Their reasons for being homeless are varied, but their need for a home is the same. To help address the needs of this vulnerable population, HomeAid Colorado, a non-profit organization that builds quality homes for the temporarily homeless, worked with volunteers, skilled laborers and Boys Hope Girls Hope to remodel the home in Foxfield for girls-in-need.

The total value of the remodel project is $60,000. The home has all new flooring, including hard wood, carpet and ceramic tile, new bedrooms for girls and staff, new bathrooms, paint, electrical, plumbing, doors and trim, and landscaping. Volunteers have been working on the project since October and have taken off only Thanksgiving.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit organization that helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential by providing them value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. The girls’ home joins the boys’ home that has housed boys-in-need since 1994.

HomeAid Colorado, along with Colorado’s generous homebuilders and non-profit care providers that provide services to the homeless, tirelessly work together to aid the state’s homeless population. Most of their work is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed. Dedications of finished projects like the Boys Hope Girls Hope dedication on the 16th are perfect opportunities to recognize the good work of everyone trying to end homelessness in Colorado.

Since its inception in 2000, HomeAid Colorado has built 26 homes or shelters in Colorado. Nationally, HomeAid is the primary non-profit provider of housing for the homeless. For more information about HomeAid Colorado visit http://www.hacolo.org or call 303.691.0104.

Media Note: We encourage media to attend the dedication on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. The home is at 6718 S. Richfield Street in Foxfield. This is a great feel-good story for the holidays. Executives from HomeAid and Boys Hope Girls Hope along with volunteers and donors will be on hand for interviews. Please contact Jen Miller if you’re interested in attending – 303-394-2366.

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