Capital Campaign

We’re Expanding!

We bought an apartment building to offer next step housing for homeless families.

When we bought this latest addition to our property portfolio it was a total disaster, but we’ve never been shy about ambitious renovation projects.  After many hours of work, many dumpsters filled and many dollars spent, we’re poised to open completely renovated, beautiful apartments soon. Save the date for our grand opening: March 17, 2019 at 4pm

Budget estimates for the 8 unit building are approximately $1,100,000. Current fundraising for 4502 Carter stands at $1,080,000.  

Thank you so much to the following donors:

Phase 1: Lead Sponsors for purchase and predevelopment

Housholder Family Fund

Christ Church Cathedral

Ohio Finance Fund

Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky LISC

Phase 2: Demolition, Roof and Gutter replacement

Bishop Family Fund

Kohnen Family Foundation in memory of David A. Kohnen

Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Family Fund

Phase 3: Major Systems Overhaul


Weston and Roberts Families

Sutphin Family Foundation

Province of St. John the Baptist, order of Friars Minor

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

US Bank Foundation

Women for Women Fundraising Event

Redeemer Episcopal Church

The Carol Anne and Ralph V. Haile Jr./ US Bank Foundation  

Phase 4:

8 unit adoptions which will include kitchen, windows, appliances, trim, fixtures, flooring and paint: $20,000 each (1 unit needed)

Unit 1: Lydia’s House Volunteers

Unit 2: Amy and Steve Whitlatch

Unit 3: Redeemer Episcopal Church

Unit 4: The Spaulding Foundation

Unit 5: The Virginia Weston Fund and The Sauerland Foundation

Unit 6: Anonymous

Unit 7: Women for Women

Unit 8:

Laundry Facility: Bellarmine Chapel

Exterior: Norwood Friends and Neighbors

Furniture: The Kohnen Family Fund and The Heil/Guthrie Family

We continue raising funds for this project. If you’re interested in adopting our final unit, please contact This is a great opportunity for a church, a friend group or a family to give financially to families in need of housing. If you would like to donate stock, we are also able to accept it. Thank you for your generosity!

Offering safe, stable and supportive housing to women and children in crisis and transition in the Greater Cincinnati region

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