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January 08, 2018

HomeAid Renovates at SafeHouse Outreach Service Center

Restroom renovation provides dignity for individuals experiencing homelessness

Vince Longo at SafeHouse_smallAtlanta, GA – In late December 2017, HomeAid Atlanta helped to complete a total renovation of the restroom facilities at SafeHouse Outreach’s downtown service center and headquarters.  SafeHouse Outreach is an Atlanta nonprofit with a mission to affect real change in the lives of those experiencing homelessness by providing a hand-up, not just a hand-out.

HomeAid Atlanta Builder Captain Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders headed up construction efforts for this much-needed project. SafeHouse provides dinner every night for approximately 150 people experiencing homelessness, and the bathroom facilities were not keeping up. HomeAid’s completed project now provides additional space and dignity to those receiving assistance at SafeHouse.

This project marked Vince Longo’s third time partnering with HomeAid Atlanta. In 2015, Vince served as a volunteer Builder Captain for a total renovation and expansion with ADA upgrade of office facilities at Roswell’s The Drake House.  In late 2016 and early 2017, he led a series of HomeAid Care Days at SafeHouse with the Whitefield Academy Men’s Fraternity.

HomeAid provided a savings of approximately 82% of the total cost of the bathroom project.  Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery generously donated 100% of the tile to help make this project possible.

"It has been a tremendous honor to work with HomeAid as they helped us renovate our bathroom. I'm excited to call HomeAid and SafeHouse Outreach partners in our work to impact lives in a positive way," said Josh Bray, CEO of SafeHouse Outreach.    

HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 85 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more: www.homeaidatlanta.org.

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