HomeAid Houston has formed a construction team to provide remodeling services to Barbara’s Place, one of several homes on the campus of The Women’s Home (TWH), a rehabilitation facility that addresses societal issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, poverty and crime. The project will provide demoing a 1600 sq. ft. floor area that is a combination of wood and tile and installing new tile that has the look of rich, finished wood, and will last for years. Builder Captain Matt Moriarty is working with his subcontractor Ralph Ortiz on the renovation.
“This HomeAid Care project for TWH is long overdue,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “HomeAid is excited to partner with Matt Moriarty and his subcontractors who will be joining the team, to provide a beautiful new floor for the main areas of the home.” HomeAid Cares projects focus on smaller remodeling or construction projects that range in cost from $10,000 to $50,000.
Matt and his wife Liz started Moriarty Construction, LLC officially in 2009. They are a custom builder in a number of areas including Braes Heights, West University, Bellaire and Memorial. Matt recruited Ortiz, a subcontractor that has worked with Matt for more than 25 years, and his crew for the project and was also able to secure 1600 sq. ft. of high- end tile from Earth Stone Colours who provided the materials at a huge discount.
“My wife and I have always shared the same vision, to help others who have struggled to find balance and hope in their lives,” said Moriarty. “We feel grateful that we are able to help enhance Barbara’s Place so the women who live there can continue their personal transition in beautiful, safe surroundings.”
For almost 60 years, The Women’s Home has grown to help thousands of women in the Houston area escape from destructive cycles of crisis and has given them a chance to rebuild their lives. The program targets women who have become homeless due to mental illness and/or substance abuse. TWH provides women with integrated, long-term residential care, psychiatric and nurse practitioner services, psychotherapy, chemical dependency services and vocational and spiritual development programs.