On May 4th, Shiloh Place of McKinney held its annual Open House. 200 donors, neighbors, supporters, and local businesses got a firsthand look at the in-depth program Shiloh Place offers single mothers and their children who are homeless in our community. Guests were taken on apartment tours to see where the Shiloh Place families live during their 2-year stay and learned about the education, housing, childcare, life skills, and counseling provided to these residents.
After tours and dinner, Shiloh Place Executive Director, Eppy Thern gave a somber look at the homeless crisis here in McKinney and Shiloh Place’s response to it.
“Shiloh Place is not a short-term band-aid fix to the complex problem of homelessness among single mothers. By intentionally investing into the hard work of these moms, we are not only helping them become financially self-sufficient, we are instilling the skills, habits, and knowledge that will lead to a generational escape from the cycle of poverty”, stated Eppy.
The night concluded with a plaque presentation to the men of Hands ‘n Hammers, of First United Methodist Church of McKinney, for the dedication and hard work they put into renovating the exterior of one of the apartment buildings on the Shiloh Place property.
Ashleigh Fanning, from Shiloh Place’s Development Team, was overjoyed with the outcome of the evening. “It was a wonderful night to come together and witness the support and encouragement from our community. The people and businesses of McKinney never cease to amaze me in their desire to help those in need. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who made this evening such a success.”
To learn more about Shiloh Place and their mission to strengthen families for generations to come, please visit www.Shilohplacemckinney.com.