Women of Hope, a local non-profit group, continues its labor of love in creating transitional housing opportunities for women and children and veteran families in our community who are at-risk of homelessness. The group recently welcomed a mother and her three children to a newly renovated home in Garfield Heights. The family came to Women of Hope through Laura’s Home, the City Mission’s women’s crisis center.
A recent ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony commemorated the completion of the home, which was renovated in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank through its Community Collaborations grant. “It is inspiring to see this house transform from a vacant and abandoned property into an affordable home for a family coming out of homelessness,” says Sheila Locatelli, CEO and founder of Women of Hope. “We gathered to recognize all those who took part in the project, invite others to get involved with Women of Hope projects and programming, and bless the home and family as they start their journey to a new beginning.”
“Sheila and her team tirelessly work to help women in need,” says Cuyahoga Land Bank President and General Counsel Gus Frangos. “Their end goal is always to help these women achieve confidence and gainful employment that can lead to permanent housing,” he says.