Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|300 volunteers cheer at the new Jacob’s Well complex|
for homeless moms and kids
New Housing for Homeless Mothers and Children
There was a loud cheer from over 300 people this past Sunday at the new Vision House complex, called Jacob’s Well, for homeless mothers and their children. The ribbon cutting celebration and work party on Sunday, September 15th from 1:00 – 4:00pm was a great success! Guests enjoyed a barbeque by award-winning Smokey’s of Cle Elum, potluck dishes, tree and shrub planting and tours of the 12 apartments and children’s center.
Hours volunteered and donated supplies and services equate to over a million dollars saved, allowing Vision House to build the Jacob’s Well complex debt-free. This has happened thanks to the generosity of approximately:
Only $82,000 is left to raise to complete the first of the two buildings, which is amazing considering that the total cost for this first phase was $2.7 million!
| Volunteers at the work party, From left:|
Annika Fleming, Gina Noll, Drew Fleming, Krista Fleming
About Vision House | Jacob’s Well
Vision House is a non-profit agency that for the past 23 years has been providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from substance abuse. Founders John and Susan Camerer started Vision House in 1990 and have helped over 800 homeless children, women and men rebuild their lives. Vision House owns and operates four housing facilities and a child care center in south King County. The agency is planning to open the new Jacob’s Well complex in Shoreline later this fall.
History of Jacob's Well
In 2002, Kurt Campbell, owner of Campbell Nelson Nisaan/VW, brought together a group of Christian business leaders and clergy members with the goal of uniting the Christian community to serve the greater Seattle area in a way that one church could not do alone. After much discussion, research and prayer, they invited Vision House, a successful Christian transitional housing program in Renton, into the community and pledged their support to help build a complex to provide housing and support services for homeless families. They named the effort Jacob’s Well.
Vision House’s new Jacob’s Well complex, located at 19630 20th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155, is being built in two phases. The first phase, which will open this fall, includes 12 apartments for homeless moms and kids, an after-school care program, counseling offices and a community center. The second phase will include eight additional apartments, a licensed child care center and a resource, food and clothing bank to support resident families. Thanks to local businesses, churches, foundations and community groups, the Jacob’s Well complex is being built debt-free!
For more information visit the Vision House website or contact Mary Burton cell 206-715-0174 or office 425-228.6356.