Women in Need, Inc. experienced water leaks in their shelter kitchen, coming through vents above their two stoves. They discovered that a pipe had broken in three different areas. The cost of replacing the pipe was approximately $900 and there is a need for additional repairs to replace sheet rock and insulation and assess if any items were damaged in the kitchen. Your support helps Women in Need, Inc. restore the kitchen that is central to the operations of their 24-hour shelter.
Due to the recent unprecedented Arctic storm in Dallas, The Family Place, the largest family violence service provider in North Texas, anticipates damage to their largest residential facility to be in the millions of dollars. As they begin demolition, they are discovering that needed repairs are even more extensive than previously anticipated. They are housing displaced clients in 65 extended-stay hotel rooms for at least 16 weeks. This is a completely unbudgeted, unforeseen cost. These women and children were traumatized by violence and homelessness before they came to The Family Place. Although they anticipate overall expenses to be millions of dollars, they are requesting help to cover the repairs that will not be covered by insurance.
SafeHaven operates Tarrant County’s only two domestic violence shelters. Two hot water heaters and 42 sprinkler heads in their Fort Worth shelter burst, causing water leaks into the children’s program area and in resident rooms. In addition to building repairs, SafeHaven must replace mattresses in rooms. Your support helps SafeHaven maintain shelter accessibility in the largest city in its urban service area.
For the first time in over 36 years, Genesis had to close the doors of their emergency shelter and transitional housing facility due to the unsafe conditions precipitated by the unprecedented winter storm that blew through Texas. While Genesis was able to reopen and fill the emergency shelter a week later, Annie’s House, their transitional housing facility, suffered significant infrastructure damage. Multiple pipes burst throughout the facility, caving in ceilings and flooding apartments, offices, and the on-site school. Due to this extensive damage, Genesis has been forced to secure alternative safe locations for all Annie’s House residents until the damage has been remediated. At this time the known damages exceed $1,000,000 and are expected to grow exponentially. Your support not only enables Genesis to welcome their clients home sooner, it shines a spotlight on violence against women and children and lets survivors know that they are not alone.
Abigail's Arms CCFCC has proudly served Cooke County, Texas for over 38 years. The severe winter storm in February interrupted their essential support services to clients, including providing safe, secure housing. Their emergency shelter was without power for over 12 hours followed by rolling blackouts which kept the temperature within the building at or below freezing for over 24 hours. Damage from this situation included frozen fire suppression sprinkler and water damage in the ceiling and floor of common areas and client rooms. Frozen and refrigerated food had to be removed. and clients had to stay in a hotel for several days. In the coming weeks, Abigail's Arms will incur unplanned expenses to have the sprinkler lines tested, replaced and recertified. The program plans to purchase a back-up generator to prevent extensive damage during future inclement weather events. Your support helps Abigail's Arms repair their building, sustain their essential services and prepare for future disasters.