Artesia’s Haven of Hope begins construction

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Haven of Hope broke ground on January 24th, 2021 and is estimated to be complete in the Fall of 2021. 

In the Summer of 2020, Haven of Hope received a very generous land contribution in the Loma Vista area restricted specifically for Haven of Hope’s residential program benefitting single mothers and their children. 

Haven of Hope has enlisted Jaynes Construction to oversee the construction of this project. This construction will carry out the beautiful architecture and design coordination by Jose Zelaya, architect for Huitt-Zollars. Mr. Zelaya has designed many building projects in Artesia, such as the Artesia Public Library and the Artesia Aquatic Center. The design of Haven of Hope will carry out the same thoughtfulness and design. Jaynes and Huitt-Zollars, together, have worked on various projects in the Artesia community and are committed to our community and to creating another wonderful worthwhile project. Also, Scott Taylor of Permian Construction of Artesia will be representing Haven of Hope, overseeing construction.

A capital commitment of approximately $4 Million has been offered to Haven of Hope by the PY Foundation to build the infrastructure, office space, and residence for single mothers of our area.

Haven of Hope will be a haven for single mothers and their children, providing hope for a bright future. We will provide services that will have life-long positive impacts on women and their children and eventually the community. Services provided include counseling in personal financial management, job-seeking skills, and other life skills necessary to live independently after their time at Haven of Hope. The average length of stay for our families will be between eighteen to twenty-four months; this ensures that women receive the tools necessary for financial independence.

Application for admittance to Haven of Hope is strict. Mothers must be eighteen years or older, have full-time custody of at least one underage child, have no criminal history or active drug/alcohol use, and no open CYFD cases. Women accepted to the program must be willing to live within the program’s framework, which seeks to push women to work towards independence and stability for themselves and their children.

Haven of Hope is excited about the positive impact it will have on the women and children that go through the program. We encourage the community’s involvement to help us promote our program and partner with us to make Artesia a place where single moms and their children can thrive.

For more information on who we are and how you can help, visit us at: www.havenofhopenm.com

Image source: Haven of Hope Facebook Page

Keep up with updates from Haven of Hope here: https://www.facebook.com/HOHARTESIA

 

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