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Rebuilding Together Joins Crate and Barrel to Repair New Generations Home in Vienna

Volunteers who helped make repairs and renovations to the New Generations residential treatment home in Vienna.

Volunteers who helped make repairs and renovations to the New Generations residential treatment home in Vienna. Photo by Dave Fimbres/Semicharmed Life Photography

More than 50 associates from Crate and Barrel joined Rebuilding Together to make repairs and renovations to the New Generations residential treatment home for women receiving treatment services for substance use and mental health disorders and their children. The volunteers replaced unsafe fence pickets and railings, repaired deck stairs, repaired and painted a swing set, painted, and replaced flooring inside the home. The women in New Generations are pregnant, enter with their child who is 4-years-old or younger, or are in a parenting relationship with a child who resides elsewhere. New Generations offers a variety of treatments including therapy, medication and case management, and psychiatric services. The facility provides treatment for approximately a year, and then helps the family transition back into the community.

“Rebuilding Together is so appreciative of Crate and Barrel and its associates who are making a difference in the lives of the children and families served by New Generations,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “By providing these critical repairs and renovations to the facility, we are helping to provide a positive environment in which these mothers and children can succeed.” In 2012, Crate and Barrel began a three-year agreement with Rebuilding Together. Crate and Barrel and Rebuilding Together have joined forces to support – with both financial contributions and volunteers – national “build” projects that will provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades for low-income homeowners and community centers at no cost to recipients.

Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Their focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients.

For more information — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.