Join us for the
HomeAid Family Cottage Dedication Ceremony,
to be held on
Tuesday, March 31
Click here to RSVP
or call (512) 246-4203.
Building Better Lives for Single Mothers
Construction is underway on a new 7,000 square foot, 10-bedroom HomeAid Family Cottage for the Family Care program at Texas Baptist Children's Home. The cottage is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.
The new cottage will be a place of hope and restoration for seven single mothers and their children. It is the first new residential facility to be built at TBCH in more than 10 years.
At groundbreaking ceremonies held earlier, Family Care mom Nikki Horgos, who shared what the program has done for her.
“TBCH has been able to do the ultimate for me, bringing my family back together and they’ve done so much more. Through TBCH I’ve learned what love is,” she said. “Thankful doesn’t even touch the surface. I don’t think I’ll ever to express enough gratitude for all that TBCH has done for me. One thing for sure, I don’t know where I would be or who I would be without this program.”
The cottage construction is sponsored by Newland Communities, Ryland Homes and HomeAid, a national program that delivers housing for families or individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The TBCH Family Care Program provides homes for single mothers where they can stay with their children while the moms work to complete their education or improve their job skills.
The HomeAid Family Cottage will help to ease a waiting list for the Family Care program, which currently includes nine cottages and is at capacity with an average of 40 single mothers and 85 children.
Newland Communities, developer of the Teravista community in Round Rock and the Falcon Pointe community in Pflugerville, is a national founding sponsor of HomeAid on Wheels.
For the HomeAid Family Cottage at TBCH, Newland Communities is donating seed money raised at charitable events held at Teravista and Falcon Pointe. Newland also recruited Ryland Homes, which builds in both communities, to be the pro-bono builder captain for the HomeAid Family Cottage. Together they will work with TBCH and HOW to help fund the project. Newland Communities is the founding sponsor of HomeAid on Wheels.
You Can Help
It takes a lot to make a house a home. Furnishing the new Family Cottage for seven families is a huge undertaking. Everything from towels to sheets to kitchen items are needed.
To make it easy for you to help, TBCH has set up a wish list at JCPenney.
Click here to see what is needed!
Another great way to help is by making a cash donation to help cover the costs of building and furnishing Family Cottage. Click on the button below to make a convenient and secure online gift.