Transitional Housing

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Project Description

Deborah’s Place is a multi-faceted organization that assists women that have fallen prey to homelessness, domestic abuse and substance abuse. This facility, Marah’s Place is a long-term transitional shelter for Women who are making a comeback and on their way to self-sustaining lives. The project is a conversion of a three story, former, convent at the campus of Saint Alphonsus Church. The facility includes 30 bedrooms; a dining hall and full kitchen; multi-purpose rooms for studying, skill development and socializing; counseling and outreach functions and offices for Deborah’s Place staff. The former two level Chapel has become a large living room for quiet activities and reflection. A new, discrete, entrance (for the privacy and protection of the women) leads to a courtyard and covered entry porch at the back of the facility. The secluded courtyard features a gazebo and garden.


Project Manager during the end of the CD phase, bidding and CA Phases of the project.


McBride Kelley Baurer