2 Breakthru Houses being built in Decatur for women in need

Credit: HomeAid Atlanta

Credit: HomeAid Atlanta

HomeAid Atlanta, Breakthru House and home builder Taylor Morrison have broken ground for the construction of two new houses at Breakthru House to help women and their children in need.

The two Decatur residences will allow Breakthru House to expand its capacity to serve women who are overcoming addiction from 28 to 48 women.

Breakthru House Executive Director BreNita Jackson said, “When we change the lives of a mother and her child here at Breakthru House, we make a positive impact on the health of future generations.”

Breakthru House Capital Campaign Chair and retired Head Football Coach Bill Curry for Georgia Tech, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia State said, “Lives are saved here every single day. When we breach barriers and join hands, our capacity for greatness increases exponentially.”

Breakthru House is the first long-term residential recovery program for women in Georgia.

For 49 years, Breakthru House has served low-income women and their children by providing a long-term residential program to empower women to achieve recovery.

Taylor Morrison Division President Rick Carruthers said, “The Taylor Morrison team is very enthusiastic about volunteering to lead this important project and excited that our trade partners are so willing to donate labor and materials. We jumped at this chance to give back in such a unique and meaningful way.”

Construction at Breakthru House will consist of demolishing an existing house to build the two new houses at an estimated value of more than $1.6 million.

Over HomeAid’s 20-plus-year history, projects like this average a 50% in-kind donation rate - a substantial cost savings that can be reinvested into life-changing programs that help people.

Founded in 2001, HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization, with a mission to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness build new lives through construction, community engagement and education.

Building, renovating and maintaining facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness, HomeAid has completed greater than 170 construction projects for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, using connections with building industry professionals and community organizations.

As the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness.

Learn more at HomeAidAtlanta.org.