CREW Greater Cincinnati – Outreach / Charitable Giving
Annabelle’s Place Tour & Garden Build
Learn and Serve at Annabelle’s Place
, a new 12-unit affordable housing community in North College Hill developed by Volunteers of America to help meet the housing needs of local female veterans of the United States Military. Volunteer your afternoon with fellow CREW Members and the Home Depot Foundation to build raised garden beds with and for local Women Veterans.
*Space is Limited to 25 CREW members*
Thursday, May 3 from 1:00-5:00 pm [Rain date: May 10]
Location: 2080 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239
1:10pm Welcome & Introductions - The story of Annabelle’s Place
Director of Program Operations
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio
Phil manages the Veterans Services program statewide. He is the chair of the Cincinnati Veterans Working Group and a member of the Cincinnati Homeless Clearinghouse. Before relocating to Cincinnati, he led the operations team at Building Excellent Schools, a national nonprofit dedicated to training leaders to take on the demanding and urgent work of leading high-achieving, college-preparatory urban charter schools. He holds a BA from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Assumption College.
glaserworks Architecture + Urban Design
Sari joined glaserworks in 2015. She lives and works in the City of Cincinnati, and has over 20 years of architectural design experience in the US and Finland. Over the past decade, Sari has focused on multi-family residential projects in its various forms – from mixed use projects with market rate apartments, high end condominiums, and low income tax credit housing, to senior and student housing projects. Sari holds a Master of Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland).
Annabelle’s Place Resident and US Military Veteran
2:00pm Service Project: CREW volunteers will work with a team leader from Home Depot Foundation to build raised garden beds at Annabelle’s Place. Please wear appropriate footwear and attire, bring garden gloves if you have them, otherwise, garden gloves will be provided.
(Concurrent) During the service project, glaserworks architect Sari Lehtinen will lead 15-minute small group tours of the building and discuss project design.
5:00pm Happy Hour at a nearby location TBD
Annabelle’s Place is located on a 3.8 acre lot in North College Hill, comprised of two buildings - each one-story and 4,000 square-feet. The new housing community, which opened in fall 2017, provides supportive housing to local women veterans in-need.
Each of the furnished 12 efficiency-style apartments includes a kitchen with appliances, bathroom and patio area; two units offer a separate bedroom for veterans with children. There are indoor and outdoor common areas, community rooms, and laundry facilities. The architectural design by glaserworks was crafted to create a home-like, safe and peaceful community; offering shared spaces as well as fully equipped private apartments with a small private patio. The project is on-track for LEED Silver certification.
The development is conveniently located within walking distance of key neighborhood services such as bus lines, a grocery store, pharmacy, and various employment opportunities. Residents have access to supportive services including case management, support groups for Military Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence and Moral Injury, and medical professionals needed to successfully live independently. The support groups are also made available to other women veterans in the area.
About Volunteers of America Greater Ohio: Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 12,000 in Greater Ohio alone.