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CommunicAID Acquires Property for New Facility

Contact Information

Jourdyn Alli, Director of Public Relations
CommunicAID
577 West Street Washington, D.C. 00111
Telephone: 301-875-5774
Fax: 301-875-5700
Email: jalli@communicaid.org

Interview Contact Information

Suzanne McGrath, CommunicAID President
CommunicAID
577 West Street Washington, D.C. 00111
Telephone: 301-875-5778
Fax: 301-875-5760
Email: smcgrath@communicaid.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

Key Points:

  • CommunicAID Board of Trustees voted to sign a contract with Washington, D.C. to purchase property for a new facility
  • New facility is located 10 miles from the existing CommunicAID office
  • Development is set to begin within two months
  • The new facility will include:
  • a 32-bed overnight shelter

The new facility will include:

  • 60-person day shelter with food service
  • 30-person long-term family shelter
  • a conference room for community education and meetings
  • individual therapy rooms

Quotes:

  • “We aggressively pursued the property on Mercer Street because of the area’s reputation for poverty and low education performance,” director of public affairs Richard Stevens said.
  •  “Our plan is to offer help to those who are in need, so that we can begin to reform the area.”CommunicAID named the Anderson and Lee architectural firm as the chief architect for the project," Stevens said.
  • “We felt this project was a perfect match for us because we have been looking for ways to improve the community,”  head architect Frank Anderson said.
  • “We are going to work hard to design the best facility for those who are in need,” Anderson said.

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Since its conception in 1994, CommunicAID has combated poverty and reformed the lives of impoverished individuals. CommunicAID provides support to the poor and homeless through its affiliations. Based in Washington, D.C., CommunicAID established the district’s first homeless shelter in 1998. For more information on CommunicAID, visit <http://www.communicaid.org>.