It Takes a Village: Building Ann Moody Place
At Woodmont Cabinetry, we like to give back — to our customers, to our employees, and to our community. Today, we’d like to highlight one of the latest endeavors in our ongoing effort to support our local community.
Our mission is to truly help our employees, our community, and our planet—not just by writing a check, but by donating our time, our energy, and our skills, too. To make a difference in the community, we partner with organizations that are committed to creating programs that assist people in becoming independent and self-sufficient.
The Family Place
Recently, we helped an important community organization, The Family Place, build a new confidential facility (Ann Moody Place). The Family Place’s mission is to empower victims of family violence. The organization provides women, children, and men who have been affected by family violence with safe housing and counseling while helping them build skills to foster their independence. It also advocates for the social change necessary to stop family violence.
The Family Place is exactly the type of organization we like to partner with. They have clear, measurable goals for supporting their clients while simultaneously empowering them and giving them a path to personal freedom. The Family Place feeds more than fifty children each day and provides thousands of clients with safe housing, counseling, and assistance each year.
In 2015, 16 women in Dallas and Collin counties lost their lives to family violence. Domestic violence is an issue that often gets swept under the rug, but the truth is, a safe, secure, and private shelter is an incredibly important need in every community.
Building Ann Moody Place
For the new facility, Woodmont Cabinetry donated two trailer loads of cabinetry, covering the building’s cabinetry needs—that means cabinets for bedrooms, bathrooms, office areas, kitchens, kitchenettes, craft rooms, the front desk, and common areas. We also donated the labor and installation for all of those cabinets.
The building was completed in June 2017, and the several members of the Tidwell family attended the Open House celebration ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, 16 butterflies were released to honor the 16 women who lost their lives in 2015.
It was a day we won’t forget anytime soon. Watching the butterflies scatter, we remembered why marketplace ministry is so important—in order to build positive, long-lasting change in our community, we all need to be part of the solution. Thank you, Ann Moody Place, for the meaningful work you do to create a village of support for so many in our community.