HomeAid Orlando, The Lifeboat Project, and Park Square Homes cut the ribbon on an Emergency Shelter for survivors of Human Trafficking. The first significant construction project by HomeAid Orlando, this facility is a four home condominium that has added 14 beds and administrative space for emergency/transitional living alongside supportive services.
The 60-day build involved dozens of suppliers and trade partners who donated 100% of the construction costs totaling more than $150,000. Hats off to Park Square Homes for a smooth process and fantastic modeling of how a project should be managed. Following the remodeling, the wizards of design at Masterpiece Design Group, LLC furnished the space to create a restful, expressive place of healing and "home". Over 100 people attended the open house and dedication, including county officials, law enforcement, staff, and board members from both Lifeboat Project and HomeAid Orlando.
Brian Brunhofer and Vishaal Gupta spoke on behalf of HomeAid Orlando, while Jill Cohen spoke with great emotion about the building project and the needs in Central Florida to combat Human Trafficking. HomeAid is eager to grow our mission and build more resources to support the heroes on the front lines like The Lifeboat Project.