Join us for the
"Straley House" Family Cottage Dedication Ceremony,
to be held on
Tuesday, March 31
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or call (512) 246-4203.
Building Better Lives for Single Mothers
The 7,000 square foot Family Cottage, the first new residential facility to be built at TBCH in over 10 years, will provide a home for up to seven single mothers and their children. As the newest addition to the TBCH Family Care Program, the Family Cottage will provide a home-like environment, with stays ranging from three months to two years per family. The program provides homes for single mothers so they can stay together with their children while the moms work to complete their education or improve their job skills.
The Straley House is named in honor of Nancy Straley, of Austin, whose faithful friendship with TBCH spanned more than 45 years until her death in 2012. She left specific provision through her estate to support ministries to families led by single mothers.
Sponsored by Newland Communities and Ryland Homes, the Family Cottage is the first Texas project of HomeAid on Wheels, part of HomeAid America, a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals whose mission is ‘to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.’
Newland Communities, developer of the Teravista community in Round Rock/Georgetown, the Falcon Pointe community in Pflugerville, and the new community of Rancho Sienna in northwest Williamson County, donated seed money raised at charitable events held at the communities. Newland also recruited Ryland Homes, which builds in both communities, to be the pro-bono builder captain for the Family Cottage. Together, they worked with TBCH and HomeAid to fund and build the project.
“We are incredibly grateful for the contributions being made by Newland, Ryland and HomeAid in helping us address a growing need in the community. Thanks to their generosity, moms and children will have a better future,” said TBCH President and Executive Director Don Forrester.
The dedication will be held at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 31, at 409 East Bowman Drive in Round Rock.