Building Dreams Together — Mary’s Home Becoming Reality
1 Acquisition of the Casa Linda apartment complex in our city is intentional. It is centrally located, near community resources, and satisfies our desire to bless, not abandon the city. Local churches in the neighborhood are doing well, and we know they will be nurturing communities for our residents. Mary’s Home will also serve as a launching point for Adopt-a-Block so that we can be a blessing to nearby neighborhoods for generations to come.
2 Renovation of the apartment complex is set to begin in the fall/winter of 2013 and run into 2014, when we will see seventeen units converted to Mary’s Home single-family dwellings. We’ve already begun remodeling the first unit, where Resident Staff will live. Two other couples will be Resident Staff and join the community, one on each floor. Then, up to 14 single-mom families will become residents in a 15 to 24-month residential program, and up to one-year mentoring program to help families transition into long-term housing.
3 The building addition includes essential components of the Mary’s Home vision. The first floor offers staff a warm working space and allows us to receive guests. The second floor will boast a beautiful children’s area for play, program activities and learning. The Third floor will be set apart for our residents and trained prayer team to worship, pray and creatively engage their artistic passions. Finally, the roof deck provides our residents space to gather for community events, enjoy the views, and retreat to safe and beautiful space.
4 We will launch Mary’s Home in three phases. First, we will hire a director, and move one or two resident families and one Resident Staff family into Mary’s Home. Second, we will hire additional staff, care for a few more families, and finish building the addition. Third, we will move our offices, prayer room and children’s area to the addition, and invite fourteen families without homes to live with us in Mary’s Home.
Please link arms with us as we invite our communities to invest. We recognize that your generosity facilitates this life transforming ministry. We continue to focus on God, bless people, and allow the resources given through many people to rebuild health and hope!