PR Contact: Andrea Williams, Executive Director
Phone: (256) 489-2997
Email: [email protected]
305 8th STREET IS EXPANDING:
NORA’S HOUSE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS OCTOBER 2016
305 8th Street, a faith-based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides a home and family for disabled adults, is making its latest project, Nora’s House, a reality – thanks to the generosity of many Huntsville/Madison County community partners. Construction is scheduled to begin this month and is set to be completed in Spring of 2017.
Nora’s House will expand 305 8th Street’s services to include 8 beds for new residents with disabilities who do not meet state-waivered requirements and need 24-hour supervision. “Disabled adults who are denied services based on a point difference in their IQ makes them ineligible for group home care, day services, and direct care – thus leaving a vulnerable population of adults in need,” Executive Director Andrea Williams reports. “Some women on our waiting list have been awaiting placement for over 3 years.”
Currently 305 8th Street provides 24-hour supervision and care for 15 adults as well as supportive care to 5 residents living off-site. “For the people on our waiting list, Nora’s House is the answer to their families’ prayers, who have nowhere else they can turn to for supportive housing and care,” states Williams.
Major partners for Nora’s House are:
The Jane K. Lowe Foundation
Madison County Commission
Commissioner Bob Harrison
Commissioner Roger Jones
Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Volunteers
The Anne Cary Walker Management Trust
Venturi Brighter Day Foundation
Liberty Steel Fabrication
Huntsville Broadcast Association
The Board of Directors and Staff of 305 8th Street
More information, including how to donate and volunteer, is available on our website www.3058thstreet.org, our Facebook Page “305 8th Street” or by calling (256) 489-2997.