Our participants have packed their bags, made their beds, and added pictures to the walls. Two of our new group homes, Puma Pass and Stormy Skies, are now full of smiling happy faces!
In our last update, we shared that we were in the process of opening 2 new group homes, bringing our total number of homes up to 10! In the past two months, we have successfully passed 2 Life Safety Inspections (it’s a 1 and 40 chance for a home to pass on the first try and we did it TWICE...talk about finding Big Foot!), 2 Health Survey’s, and moved in 12 participants! It may sound easy, but to be completely honest, this process is absurdly complicated! Each house came with its own set of complications; sidewalks needed to be poured, lights had to be added, sprinkler systems installed, water heaters replaced, and more! The girls have moved into their new home; they have their own bedroom which allows for more privacy and (you guessed it!) INDEPENDENCE! Several of the men at Stormy Skies are living on their own for the first time, and we are excited to watch them grow and accomplish all of their goals and dreams. By adding these homes, we are providing more beds to the constant need for placement in San Antonio. We are providing our participants more than a place to lay their head at night. We are providing support, family, career placement options, and more so that they know independence is truly within reach. After two long months of renovations, adjustments, and ADA requirements, we have crossed the FINISH LINE! We have our incredible team to thank, for they realize that it takes a constellation of shining stars to accomplish big goals, and for that, we are truly blessed!
If you would like to schedule a tour of one of our new homes, please contact, Wendy Williams,Development Director at 210-656-6674 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Believe it or not, planning for our 2020 Champion Fashion Show is already underway! After the success of this past year’s luncheon, we were excited to get started. In the past two years, we have seen significant growth in our fundraising efforts, and our annual event has allowed us to climb and grow. The 2020 Champion Fashion Show will be at the San Antonio Country Club on Thursday, April 16, 2020! The goal of our 3rd event is to raise approximately 5% of our annual budget plus to have the participants involved even more than they have been in the past. While we are hard at work planning, coordinating, and fundraising, our participants, are practically campaigning to be selected as either a model or next year’s RMI Champion Award Recipient. This event has not only provided us with financial stability, but it has provided our participants with a goal to reach for every year!