CORT Provides Furnishings for Santa Maria Hostel

Last month, CORT partnered with AEC Cares, AIA Houston, ConstructConnect and Hanley Wood to support renovation efforts at the Santa Maria Hostel in Houston, Texas. The Santa Maria Hostel supports women and children affected by addiction, homelessness, incarceration, abuse and other trauma.

Serving Houston and the surrounding areas since the mid-1950s, the Santa Maria Hostel is one of the largest multi-site residential and outpatient treatment centers in Texas, helping more than 4,640 individuals last year alone.

“This year, AEC Cares sourced around 100 industry volunteers to create a warmer and more peaceful space for women and their families in recovery,” said Todd Shell national manager of Supportive Housing at CORT. “CORT worked closely with the American Institute of Architects, AEC Cares and Santa Maria to provide furnishings after the renovation.”

AEC Cares is a nonprofit that connects architecture and construction professionals to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Every year, the organization brings together ConstructConnect, the AIA and Hanley Wood, leading manufacturers, generous sponsors and volunteers from across the U.S. for a project that helps a community in need.

“We jumped at the opportunity to provide furnishings for the Santa Maria Hostel,” said Joanna Gensheimer, clearance center manager, Houston, CORT. “It’s fulfilling to know our furniture is playing a key role in making this space more comfortable for women in recovery.”

Thank you to the CORT Houston team for supporting this worthy cause!