FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The campaign is called: "HELP THE FIRST 44 MAKE ROOM FOR MORE".
Joshua's Hands Incorporated is pushing this grassroots campaign to get the word out about Posterity Heights Scholar House.
"That will allow folks in the community to be able to contribute to and take on some ownership. We're trying to raise $4.4 million that would provide for programming and operations for the first four years, and that we would have the housing life development resource center debt free," Pastor Cedric Walker said.
Walker is the CEO of Joshua’s Hands Inc., which is the organization behind the project.
The housing is for low to moderate income single parent families hoping to get a fresh start with a home and education.
They are looking to fill 44 slots as soon as possible before the opening so they can continue expanding.
"There's going to be healthcare and early childhood development. There will be a market, fresh food, and community gardening with aquaponics, and everything that moves towards making the community self sufficient," he added.
To help with the self sufficiency part- classes will be provided on site in both buildings to those accepted into the housing. The classes will help with money management and professional development.
"This is an opportunity for single parents. I'm a single parent. Most of our team are single parents, and we know sort of what the issues are, so we want you to know if you come to our program that we got you, and Pastor Walker has done a great job of bringing the team together, and all of the resources that's needed, so that single parents in Fort Wayne or anywhere in the nation have what they need to be successful,"program director Janiece Norfleet said.
They are accepting applicants now. They expect to be operating in either August or September. To sign up call 260-745-5676. To learn more visit joshuashand.org.
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