AUSTIN – HomeAid Austin, in partnership with Brookfield Residential, completed a renovation and landscaping for Roxanne’s House, a non-residential child-friendly facility where abused children come to heal.
Roxanne’s House, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s Child Advocacy Center, provides an array of services for child victims of abuse including forensic interviews, individual and family counseling, Court School, and support and educational groups for children and non-offending family members.
The renovation included building an additional 300 sq. ft. of office space, which enables the facility to place three additional staff and expand their mission.
Melissa Nicewarner Daly, Executive Director of HomeAid Austin says, “The value HomeAid brings to a project is through the discounts and donations our Builder Captains are able to garner by collaborating with their trade partners. The invaluable contribution we make to projects is through the coming together of homebuilding professionals to lift others up who are at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness by doing what they do best: building.”
In 2019, Roxanne’s House served 574 victims of child abuse.
Ashley Rios, Program Director for Roxanne’s House, stated, “This addition will make all the difference in our office space and ultimately being able to serve child abuse victims to the best of our abilities. Words cannot express how grateful I am to all who worked on this project. Our staff are extremely happy and excited with their new spaces and we look forward to an on-going partnership with Brookfield Residential and HomeAid Austin.”
Brookfield Residential served as the construction project’s Builder Captain, leveraging the talent and resources of their trade partners who collectively discounted and donated labor and materials toward the Roxanne’s House renovation, saving Roxanne’s House over $40k.
The savings represent money Roxanne’s House is able to instead invest in their mission and daily operations.
The generous trade partners involved in this collaboration include AirTron, Builders FirstSource, Buffalo Framing, Calvin’s Electric, Corey Construction, Custom Seamless Gutters, D&R Signs, DID Blinds, High-Tech Flooring & Design, L.A.R.K., Magnum 3 Drywall, Perfect Cuts Inc., Parrish & Co., Rangel Concrete, Rey-Mex Painting, and Vintage Insulation.
Trish Seguin, Purchasing Agent for Brookfield Residential, said “This was my first project partnering with HomeAid Austin, and their concept of bringing a company’s expertise together to make a project work. I was blown away by the generosity of Brookfield’s vendors and trade partners – they rose to the occasion and made this project a huge success for HCWC. We were able to demonstrate the very definition of teamwork with this project. Huge thanks to all of our vendors and trade partners.”