HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Ashley Home Store, which has a location in the Katy area, is helping a local safe haven for women and children in crisis.
Eight new twin sleeper sofas were delivered to the Madge Bush Transitional Living Center at 3410 Drew Street in Houston, thanks to Ashley HomeStore, where homeless women and their children can stay up to 24 months while recovering from crisis.
Another eight twin sleeper sofas will be delivered in the next couple weeks to fulfill the center’s goal of new beds for each of its sixteen, one-bedroom apartments.
“Recovering from the trauma of homelessness starts with having a roof over one’s head and a fresh bed for a good night’s sleep,” says Ashley HomeStore’s Brittany Graham. “We’re delighted to replace the center’s beds with new sleeper sofas as we continue our mission of helping our most vulnerable.”
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In addition to providing a safe environment for women and children, the Madge Bush Transitional Living Center offers education and vocational training assistance, programs in financial literacy and life skills, transportation, referral to individual, group and family counseling, client-centered case management and a computer lab with Wi-Fi and Internet services.
Residents on average stay at the facility for 11 – 13 months. Officials with the center say they receive 20 to 30 calls per week.
In the past 18 months, Ashley HomeStore has donated home furnishings valued well over $1 million benefiting hundreds of Houston families in addition to facilities dedicated to the welfare of homeless women and their children.