Housing for Homeless Children
EnviroShield Team Tackles Most Rewarding Project Yet-Housing for Homeless Children
(Woodinville, WA) Craig Hawkins has had a special place in his heart for abused kids for more than a quarter century. While working as a paramedic, he witnessed first hand the crisis for kids that didn’t have a safe place to live. “It’s been my intent ever since to help build housing for injured and abused children,” said Craig. Thanks in part to Vision-House, his dream is coming true.
For more than 20 years, the non-profit has provided safe and confidential transitional housing and services for homeless single mothers and their children, and separately for homeless single men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
The new facility called Jacob’s Well will initially house 12 families, a crisis center, program space, counseling and after school programs. Craig is leading a group of volunteers to put up the 15,000 square feet of framing during three Saturdays in April.
“Craig is a key volunteer and this project would not be moving forward without him,” said Susan Camerer, Executive Director, Vision House. “This is our largest project and is a tribute to his commitment, organization skills and big picture thinking.”
Camerer says the Shoreline community recognized the need for housing and services for homeless single moms and their kids seeking refuge from abuse and domestic violence. This is a pay-as-you-go project. The organization has raised enough money for the exterior and is currently collecting for the interior. Camerer hopes to open in the 4th quarter of this year.
For more information on the Vision House and how you can help to make Jacob’s Well a reality, please visit www.vision-house.org