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In conjunction with #GivingTuesday, Collin County nonprofit City House held a ribbon-cutting, sign dedication, and open house on Tuesday, December 1, to celebrate the opening of their new youth resource center. Situated at the corner of 18th Street and Avenue H, the historic building will also be the new location for their administrative offices. The agency runs an emergency shelter for children, offers a transitional living program for homeless young adults, and provides counseling to local families who need to work through family conflict.
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Among the many attendees were representatives of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Mayor of Plano Harry LaRosiliere and several city council members, co-founders Nancy Boyd and Kay Goodman, as well as City House staff, volunteers, and donors. JP Piccinini, founder of JP & Associates Realtors, also spoke at the event. The real estate brokerage firm has partnered with the organization providing much needed support, including sponsorship of the new signage for the center.
One of the highlights of the event was the performance by Ron Bultongez, a resident in the transitional housing program, who sang a stirring rendition of “Hallelujah.” Bultongez spoke from the heart about his upbringing and how the City House program has helped him to turn his life around.
Founded in 1988 by two PISD teachers, City House has grown from a six-bed shelter into a four-home, 48-bed, multi-faceted agency that has provided residential and non-residential services to hundreds of children and young adults, and their families.
The following collection of images were taken at the City House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Scott Bennett or the City of Plano: [print_gllr id=2953]
Mission: To provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect, or homelessness.
901 18th St Plano, Texas