Chantilly, VA— Underserved girls in our community, ages 11-17, will benefit from a new home that is being constructed by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Builder Captain Stanley Martin Homes. The organization broke ground today on the new 5,000 square foot home for Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) Residential Treatment Services.
The new home will allow YFT to expand on-campus residential services for up to 36 more girls every year who are pregnant, young mothers, homeless, runaways or survivors of sex trafficking.
“We are profoundly grateful that HomeAid has stepped forward to help us meet the increased demand from girls in Northern Virginia who are seeking our comprehensive services,” said Dr. Gary Jones, CEO of Youth for Tomorrow. “We are only one of two facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the only one in the Commonwealth, that offers personalized therapy, family counseling, individual counseling, and special education services from a nationally accredited secondary school.”
The home will be built on YFT’s 215-acre campus in Bristow, Va. The construction will result in an estimated $750,000 investment in the community, and, through its Builder Captain and trade partners, HomeAid will obtain 69 percent—more than $500,000 — in cost savings off the total retail construction costs. The savings will allow YFT to invest more money in the programs and services that will make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people in its care.
“This new home will provide young girls in crisis a chance to access the services they need to plan their futures,” said Christy Eaton, executive director, HomeAid Northern Virginia. “We are honored to be part of such an important community initiative.”
The home, which will be constructed by local and national manufacturers and suppliers, will be high performance, which will give it strong ratings for energy efficiency. In addition, there will be an emphasis on using US-made products throughout the home.
The project is expected to be completed this fall.