- YWCA Collaboration-Winter, 2016
Melissa’s House has pledged a $100,000 grant to help transform the Griswold Building, the YWCA Columbus’ downtown home at 65 S. 4th Street. The Melissa’s House grant will be used to renovate a third-floor residential lounge, which will have a major impact on the lives and families of more than 90 women living in the building’s residences. Details here.
- Miles House–Fall, 2016
Miles House is a short term treatment facility for individuals with mental illness. Clients stay 10-14 days and come to Miles House from the Netcare Access Crisis Stabilization Unit and from local hospitals. Through group therapy and individual and family therapy, clients learn to stay sober, manage symptoms, deal with family stress and interact with each other and the community. Melissa’s House enhancements were focused throughout the first floor. Renovations took place in the foyer, living area, dining area, kitchen and outdoor spaces. Details here.
- Briggsdale Residence-Fall, 2015
35 men and women live in this southwest Columbus residence. Melissa’s House enhancements are focused on the kitchen, dining area, lounge, outdoor gathering space and the construction of a new fitness center. Laurel & Wolf, the leading online destination for professional interior design services, generously donated its services to this project. Details here.
- East Fifth Avenue-Spring, 2015
Community Housing Network’s East Fifth Avenue residence marked our first Melissa’s House restoration. The property, in partnership with Concord Counseling, features 38 apartments and provides supportive housing for formerly homeless women. Our enhancements centered on three specific areas: exterior spaces, common living areas, and a long hallway that was not being utilized. Interior designer Chris King of Manifesto, Inc. created the Melissa’s House design plan, focusing on enhancing these spaces so that they are warmer, more comfortable and inviting to both the residents and their families and friends who are encouraged to visit regularly. Details here.