The Project

Alair Sherwood Park and Alair Edmonton teamed up in late-October of 2022 to support another sponsored community renovation organized by CHBA-Edmonton Region. The challenge: renovate the basement area of a supportive/transitional house for young mothers who may be escaping domestic violence, experiencing houselessness, or are refugees.

The Challenge

Complete the renovation in 2.5 days!

The Why

The completed project brings functionality to the space by turning the basement into an area that is safe, warm and welcoming for new moms and children. Catholic Social Services has provided care to women at risk of intimate partner violence and houselessness. They offer a safe place for women leaving abusive relationships, homeless youth rebuilding their lives, and people with disabilities to live life to its fullest.

The Details

The project involved expanding a bedroom, building frost walls throughout to provide warmth, building new walls to define different areas including the laundry space, storage room, staff office, nursing room and playroom, as well as refinishing ceilings, lighting, walls and floors of the main spaces, and providing furnishings throughout.

The Before Pics

The After Pics

The Team