Friday, December 23, 2011

Siding and Sprinkler System Being Installed Now.

Upon completion, Vision House Jacob’s Well in Shoreline will provide a home and support services for 20 homeless families. Modeled after the successful Vision House program in Renton that serves 23 families, Jacob's Well will include a licensed child care center as well as a crisis center and program space. Since we construct our facilities debt-free, we're building on a pay-as-you-go basis and have raised the funding needed to get through painting the 3-story exterior and installing the fire sprinklers. Businesses, churches, individuals and community groups are now raising money for the heating and mechanical and have collected about $25,000 of the $80,000 needed. Hopefully we will be installing that in a few months as the dollars come in. Our goal, if donations continue to come in, is to move homeless families into the complex sometime in 2012.

Here are a few links that provide more information about the project:

There are opportunities for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help out on the construction site on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Contact Kristi for more information: or 425-228-6356. Check back often for updates!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Board at a Time

Quite literally... one board at a time! First piece of siding installed today. Glass front doors installed last week. Hope to be moving homeless families in by the middle of 2012. Next step is raising the money for the heating system. Thanks hard-working volunteers and generous donors for getting us this far!