On April 23, HomeAid Atlanta broke ground in Clayton County on the new home for nonprofit Gigi’s House. The nonprofit provides a safe home in a faith-based loving environment for girls ages 13 to 19. Gigi’s House also offers trauma-informed therapy, home school, mentoring, life skills and more.
The new ten-bedroom home will provide a safe and dignified environment for teen girls seeking refuge at Gigi’s House, escaping the horrors of sex trafficking. A Builder Captain who has chosen to remain anonymous leads construction for this important project. The new home is part of an expansion at Gigi’s House that will also include three additional homes for girls as well as an administrative and school building, which will be the third building on the site. The admin/school building, which is currently in development with HomeAid and Builder Captain Meritage Homes, will serve up to 50 girls once all the homes are built.
At the groundbreaking, Gigi’s House Founder and CEO Sabrina Crawford spoke at the ceremony along with Georgia State Senator Brian Strickland, Community Bible Church Director of Women’s Ministry Amy Davis, HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director Mandy Crater and HomeAid Board President Lori Rousseau.
“This occasion is bittersweet,” said Crawford. “We so appreciate your help, but we wish there was not such a great need for more space. Since we opened up in May 2018, we’ve served 80 girls, some as young as twelve years old, who have been victims of sex trafficking. Those are the girls we serve, and those are the girls you are helping by being here today.”
These companies and organizations have already pledged their support for the project through donations and discounts on building materials, expertise, and funds:
Atlanta Flooring Design Centers
Atlanta Glass & Mirror
Bibb County District Attorney
Brand Vaughan Lumber Company
Brent Scarbrough & Company
Builders FirstSource (BFS)
Cecil Key Paving, Inc.
City of Lovejoy
Clayton County District Attorney
Coweta County District Attorney
Darell Young Plumbing
Henry County District Attorney
Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply
Paragon Alarm Systems
Southern Siding & Gutters
TEC, Inc. – The Erosion Company
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