This month Shelter foreman, Keith Berger, and Shelter trim carpenter, James Harris, are headed to Toa Alta, Puerto Rico as a part of a Building Goodness Foundation trip. They will be donating their time to begin renovating a new facility for Hogar Posada de la Victoria, a women’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that has been serving the larger San Juan area for 32 years! During the 18 month program, the clients learn activities useful in future employment such as sewing, cooking, and computer usage. They have had over 5,000 women through the program.
They will be evaluating storm damage, establishing a plan of action and beginning the work of repairs and renovations needed to make the new buildings suitable for the rehab programs.
Here is Hogar Posada de la Victoria’s facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/hogarposada.lavictoria?lst=1563690042%3A100001710171418%3A1524238833
The new facility is an old public school that has been closed for 1.5 years. The new buildings offer more space, better land and better facilities that will allow the Hogar to expand their programs and offer services to the children and/or families of their clients.
We look forward to hearing about the trip and we will post some snapshot photos upon their return.