Board Reports / Financials
Aunt Leah’s House
[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Aunt Leah’s House: The was the first house acquired by the Foundation from Aunt Leah’s Society – the Society had purchased the house in 2010. The house was built in 1953, as a family dwelling. In the late 1980’s the “Easy Out Independent Lifeskills Society”, the progenitor of the Aunt Leah’s organization, was looking for shelter for young moms and as a place to deliver their programs. Some of the founders put their resources together and bought this house, then leased it back to the Society and moved young moms and babies in. As a licensed residential program resource, it houses up to 5 moms with their babies in the upstairs parts of the house, with an office and semi-independent apartment in the basement. The Foundation purchased the house from Aunt Leah’s Place in late 2015, the first step in transitioning ownership and management of the buildings to the Foundation. It has since been leased back to the Society to carry on the programming.
Thresholds Boyne Street: “Thresholds 1” as the name suggests, is leased to Aunt Leah’s Place for delivery of their Thresholds Program. This is a communal living program delivered to moms and babies as they transition into fully independent living. This space is well equipped to provide a combination of living space and lifeskills training. There is space for up to 5 moms with their babies, each mom and baby having secure access to a bedroom and living space. Cooking, laundry and recreation can take place in a space shared among the moms who are there at the time. Since acquiring the property, the Society invested in a fully equipped training kitchen in the house, where weekly cooking classes can be carried out, and a backyard “coach-house” had been transformed into a training space, where Lifeskills training can be delivered to the moms from Aunt Leah’s Place programs. This property was acquired from the Society by the Foundation in early 2016.
The Telford Block
Aunt Leah’s Place