YFT Breaks Ground on New Facility for Girls in Crisis

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Community
YFT Groundbreaking

Breaking ground for the new girls’ home are (L-R) Jeanine Lawson, Brentsville District Supervisor; Brian Davidson, Van Metre Homes President; Corey Stewart, Prince William Board of County Chairman; Maureen Caddigan, Potomac District Supervisor; Steve Alloy, President of Stanley Martin Homes and Builder Captain; YFT Turstees Gary Garczynski, Gary L. Jones, II, and Anthony Barbour; Cecilia A. Hodges; MB&T Bank Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Banking; and Dr. Gary Jones, CEO of YFT.

HomeAid Northern Virginia recently broke ground on new residential facility that will house young girls in crisis on the Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) campus in Bristow.

Underserved girls in the D.C metro and Northern Virginia region, ages 11-17, will benefit from a new home that is being constructed by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Builder Captain Stanley Martin Homes.

Once completed, the new home will allow YFT to expand on-campus residential services for up to 36 more girls every year who are pregnant, young mothers, homeless, runaways, or survivors of sex trafficking.

May 16, the organization broke ground on the new 5,000 square foot home for Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) Residential Treatment Services. YFT celebrated the ground breaking with a public ceremony, in which they invited local elected officials.

“We are profoundly grateful that HomeAid has stepped forward to help us meet the increased demand from girls in Northern Virginia who are seeking our comprehensive services,” said Dr. Gary Jones, CEO of Youth for Tomorrow. “We are only one of two facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the only one in the Commonwealth, that offers personalized therapy, family counseling, individual counseling and special education services from a nationally accredited secondary school.”

The home will be built on YFT’s 215-acre campus located along Linton Hall Road in Bristow. The construction will result in an estimated $750,000 investment in the community, and, through its Builder Captain and trade partners, HomeAid will obtain 69 percent—more than $500,000 — in cost savings off the total retail construction costs. The savings will allow YFT to invest more money in the programs and services that will make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people in its care.

“This new home will provide young girls in crisis a chance to access the services they need to plan their futures,” said Christy Eaton, Executive Director of HomeAid Northern Virginia. “We are honored to be part of such an important community initiative.”

The home, which will be constructed by local and national manufacturers and suppliers, will be high performance, which will give it strong ratings for energy efficiency. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on using US-made products throughout the home.

The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

The project is being led by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Builder Captain Stanley Martin Homes, with assistance from more than 80 companies.

Companies involved include 84 Lumber Supply 
Aggregate Industries
,American Excavation, 
Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems, 
Aristokraft Cabinets, 
Armstrong Flooring, 
Atlas Plumbing, 
Boise Cascade
Builders, Choice Concrete
,Burton & Robinson, Inc., 
Capital Mechanical, 
Century Tile
, Certain Teed 
Choice Stairways, 
CIS
Commonwealth Lighting of VA
, Country Termite, 
Dae Won Construction, 
Dal Tile, 
Eaton
 Electrolux Appliances 
Engineering Group, Exceptional Choices
, F&K
 Franklin Electric, 
General Shale
, Granite Source
, Green Village,
Heritage Contracting, 
Jackies Cleaning, 
James Hardie, Jeldwen, 
J.J. Haines, 
John Darvish Construction, 
Kichler Lighting, 
Kohler Plumbing & Bath Fixture,  Leggett and Platt, 
MABTEC
 Masonry Design, 
McCormick Paints, 
McCrea Heating and Air
Mid South Building Supply
, Mosaic Tile, 
Nations Capital Energy Solutions,
NV Waterproofing, 
Owens Corning, 
Paintworx, 
Plygem
, Potomac Disposal Services, 
Precision Drywall, 
ProBuild
, RC Enterprises, 
R&F Metals,
Rubbermaid
, Sani John
, Seaboard EF400
, Schlage
, Shaw Carpet
, Simoes Concrete
, Simpson Strong-Tie
Smart Com
State, 
Thermatru
, Titan Erosion Control, 
Titan Rails, 
Total Development Solutions, 
Typar, 
Velasquez Contractors, 
Virginia Contractor Supply
, Virginia Erosion Control, and 
Vulcan.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia:

HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency.

The organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and, since then, has completed 97 projects valued at more than $12.6 million, serving more than 72,575 homeless individuals.

Submitted Content courtesy of  Youth for Tomorrow. 

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