Last month, volunteers from the Greater Houston Business Association (GHBA) gathered for the organization’s annual Charity Day Work Day. Through a partnership with HomeAid Houston, the GHBA Remodelers’ Council worked on renovations to the Santa Maria Hostel and Lydia’s Place so both facilities can better serve their residents.
“I look forward to the GHBA Remodelers’ Council Charity Work Day each year. It’s such a wonderful way to help Houston-area charity organizations better serve our neighbors in need. Upgrades made to the Santa Maria Hostel and Lydia’s place will make a real difference in the lives of our fellow Houstonians,” said Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank.
About HomeAid Houston
HomeAid Houston is a 501(c)3 charity of the GHBA, whose mission is to identify long-term, stable homeless care providers who need additional capacity. HomeAid pairs providers with GHBA builders, vendors, and suppliers, who donate labor, materials, and time, to help build transitional homeless shelters. The at-risk populations served by HomeAid Houston include veterans and victims of domestic violence, among others.
About Santa Maria Hostel
The Santa Maria Hostel has been serving the women and children of Houston since the 1950s, empowering women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive, and self-fulfilling lives. Santa Maria is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center, and one of very few that provides a comprehensive continuum for pregnant and parenting women and their children.
About Lydia’s Place
Lydia’s Place provides 15 single-room occupancy apartments to drug-free men living with HIV/AIDS, and support services for residents and their families.
The Greater Houston Business Association is a trade organization dedicated to the development, homebuilding, and remodeling industry in 11 Texas counties. Chartered in 1941, GHBA is the fourth-largest builders association in the country and the largest in Texas.