In the Works

netcare access crisis stabilization unit

The Netcare Crisis Stabilization Unit provides short term housing for up to 1200 residents annually. A collaborative project between Melissa’s House and Netcare, plans are to remodel the bathrooms and office, refresh the gymnasium and all common areas and re-purpose the outdoor area for meditation and reflection.

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Southpoint – a Community Housing Network Property – is a residential community for 48 men and women. Plans to remodel and enhance the kitchen, hallways, community room, computer room and patio are expected to begin this fall.

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Completed Projects

YWCA Collaboration–Winter 2017

Melissa’s House granted $100,000 to help transform the Griswold Building, the YWCA Columbus’ downtown home at 65 S. 4th Street. The grant was used to renovate a third-floor residential lounge, impacting the lives and families of more than 90 women living in the building’s residences.

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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, 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.

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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.

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East Fifth Avenue–Spring 2015

38 women live in this East Columbus residence owned and operated by the Community Housing Network in partnership with Concord Counseling. 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. donated his services, creating warm, comfortable and inviting interiors for residents to call home.

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