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Hendrick Home Breaks Ground on $6.5M Complex

Shovels hand painted by children in the Family Care Program were used to break ground on the new complex this morning.
Hendrick Home for Children celebrated its 75th anniversary today. It also marked the start of a new journey as they broke ground on the new A.L. "Dusty" and Nancy Rhodes Family Care Complex.

Mayor Norm Archibald declared today June 3, 2014 A.L. "Dusty" and Nancy Rhodes day due to their founding donation to the 6.5 million dollar complex. This new building will have the capacity to house 12 single parent families and two supervisors.

The Family Care plan has helped over 300 struggling single parent families since they started in 1996. They are hoping with this new expansion to be able to help even more.

Parents that are approved to move in will learn life lessons and get an education for them and their kids. They will also attend parenting and financial-and-life-skills information sessions before moving out on their own.

Crystal Lane, a resident at HHC, says that living there changed her life. She has since graduated from Harden Simmons University and will be an English Language Arts teacher at Breckenridge in the fall.

Her move out date is set for August and she is grateful for the staff that helped her achieve her goals. The HHC Family Care Complex is projected to be complete by July 4th 2015.
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