In 2016, we began the Capital Campaign, Hope Lives Here, a project to construct much-needed new facilities. All of La Posada’s three buildings are very old and were not designed for their current applications. The building specifications at that time envisioned a single building complex and more recently shifted to a multi-building design that include three living facilities and one main building. The change aims to replicate La Posada’s long-standing family-like environment. Regularly, clients, visitors, and volunteers alike tell us how welcoming and peaceful La Posada is. In large part, it is due to the shelter’s departure from an institutional setting. The family-like atmosphere is what makes La Posada special and sets it apart from other homeless shelters. We want to preserve that positive atmosphere with the construction of a new facility.
The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), which traditionally responds to natural disasters, e.g., hurricanes, began receiving numerous calls to respond to the migrant influx crisis at the South Texas Border. After a shelter tour in Spring 2021, MDS inquired about the needs of the building project, motivated to help La Posada stay focused on its work with clients. Then, blessings from a loving and Provident God, the Mennonite Disaster Service generously offered free skilled labor to construct the main building and three dorms or small residences and a donation to cover a portion of the cost of materials. With the incredible support of the Mennonite Disaster Service, La Posada expects to break ground on our new facility by the end of 2021.
Clients assisted from July 1, 2021 – October 9, 2021 (Fiscal Year):
Clients assisted from October 3 , 2021- October 9, 2021
The following six (6) Countries of Origin represented in October