December 8, 2011

A Different December: Barrett House

Today, A Different December will focus on a program that’s been serving Albuquerque for the past 25 years, the Barrett Foundation.

Focusing on women and children, the foundation runs several programs including The Barrett House, an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness; Casa Milagro, a group home for women over 35 with psychiatric disabilities; Bridges to Self-Sufficiency, a transitional housing program offering single women with or without children a stepping stone to independent living; Casa Verde, a permanent housing facility for 13 women living with chronic mental illness and Casa Socorro, a permanent housing program for single women who have been chronically homeless.

The Garrity Group, partnering with the Barrett Foundation, is adopting one of the Bridges to Self-Sufficiency families for the holidays. Our team will be fulfilling the wish-lists for mom and her three children aged three weeks to nine years old.

The outreach was identified and set up by Senior Account Executive Julianne Horn.  “I chose the Barrett House because of their focus on helping vulnerable women and children in our community. The Bridges to Self Sufficiency program is a great resource for women, as it provides a stable environment while offering the life skills and support they need to transition into independent living. It’s very rewarding to offer one of these families a little extra cheer at Christmas by fulfilling the wish-lists of a mom and her three kids.”

Some of the items so graciously donated and secured for this family includes a crib, changing table, king-size bed frame and dresser.

You can help in a variety of ways all of which can be found in the get involved and donate sections of their website

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