The First of New Buildings at Isaiah House
In 2019, there were over 150 profit and nonprofit halfway houses in Houston. Today there are less than 40, due to the requirements and restrictions by the City of Houston. Both of our houses are currently full, and we receive 8-10 requests a day to get into our program. There is a great need for these type of facilities. We would like to build 4 additional 15 bed houses on the Isaiah House property but our funds are limited. We need $50,000 in donations in order to secure a loan to start our first building.
How do you restore a life? One day at a time!
How do we raise $50,000? One dollar at a time!
Will you please give these men a second chance by making a donation of any amount?
Making Progress – Demolishing the Old Barn
During the storms of the past few weeks, the Old Barn, which used to sit behind the Isaiah House A Building, and the surrounding trees were severely struck by lightning. At one time, we hoped to renovate the barn to be used as an AA meeting place and computer center, but the damage made this impossible. Instead, we have demolished the barn, in favor of moving forward with 4 new buildings. This project has been in the works for some time, due to the amazing need for halfway houses. Did you know that CNC has a waiting list that is consistently over 70 people? With these new buildings, we can double our capacity, and help twice as many residents at a time. If you want to find out more about our programs and how we help men coming out of TDCJ, please visit our About Our Program page.
Our Board of Directors: A New Start
You may have noticed many new Board Members on previous newsletter additions. We have been looking for new board members to bring new perspectives as we continue to modernize, improve, and add new programs and methods to better serve our residents. Our current Board consists of these five core individuals. Many previous Board Members still serve as advisors at times and remain involved with CNC.
One new Board Member is Mr. Steve Sigloch. Steve is the president of Grocery Services, Inc., an organization that contracts with the State of Texas to vend Federal WIC (Women/Infants/Children) nutrition programs. Prior to coming to Grocery Services Inc, Steve served in the United States Army for over 21 years as a combat engineer. He had multiple deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. His last assignment in the Army, he was the Professor of Military Science at the University of Memphis. After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Steve and his family moved back to Houston, Texas. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University, a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Look for Mr. Dave Taylor’s bio in the July edition of our newsletter! If you would like more information on our Board of Directors, please visit our Board of Directors page.
ReRACK Restore: OPening Independence Day!
ReRACK will be ready to open this Saturday, July 4th. All of our permits have been put in order, the ReRACK sign is being installed, and the store looks fantastic! Stop by at 11298 Homestead Rd, Houston TX, 77016, and see our collection of men and womens’ clothing, shoes, jewelry, and household items! ReRACK ReStore supports CNC and helps us better provide for our residents. We look forward to seeing you there.
Keep an eye out for our Grand Opening date in future newsletter editions!
Improvements at Isaiah House
We are so grateful to have a new deck under the “Piddling Shed,” where residents like to spend time outdoors and exercise. The red building pictured here is the Old Barn, which has since been torn down. CNC would like to thank our residents who were involved in building the new deck. Residents are often involved in projects like this, either at Isaiah or Providence Houses, or in the community. Community service projects like this one is an important part of our program.