The Wheeler House almost didn’t happen. In 2014, Serve Denton had $20,000 in the bank and $100,000 of invoices that were due. We were in the middle of renovating the building for The Wheeler House.
I left Mississippi to come and live with my sister to seek better educational opportunities for my kids. After an argument with her, she put me out on the street with my babies. I was homeless in a place I had never even been to before. I found out about the shelter, Monsignor King Outreach Center (MKOC), and went to stay there instead of sleeping in my car with my babies.
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Grace Like Rain to open an emergency shelter at The Wheeler House!
Grace Like Rain, based in Denton, works to help individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The organization’s vision is to provide moms and dads of young children a helping hand in times of crisis and homelessness.
The Wheeler House has reached a huge milestone. Since opening in 2015, 100 moms and kids have been served through The Wheeler House! This would not have been possible without YOU. Because of your donations, gifts, volunteer hours and support The Wheeler House is a safe place for moms and their kids who have fallen on hard times.
Jainah loves to serve. She loves to minister to those who are overlooked, underestimated and outcasted in their own communities. When looking for a place to use her skill set, she came across The Wheeler House.
Jainah has been the House Mom at The Wheeler House since it opened in 2015 and recently concluded her time with us. While most people would have only stayed for one year, Jainah stayed for three.
Last Saturday, February 18th, seven TWU students from the Kappa Sigma fraternity joined Dr. Jeffrey Robb, TWU professor and butterfly expert, on Saturday, to 11:00 a.m. to prepare the backyard of The Wheeler House for Huffines Subaru to plant a butterfly garden! This equipped the space for the actual planting of native vines and plants that attract butterflies toward the end of March. The students transplanted redbud trees, tilled the ground and spread lava sand. The Wheeler House is a Serve Denton project, home to a transitional housing facility for moms and kids in a housing crisis managed by Giving Hope, Inc. and an affordable health clinic managed by Health Services of North Texas.