Old Carpet replaced with CDBG funds for The Treehouse Center

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 08/17/2020

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CONROE, TX - The Treehouse Center in Conroe is excited to receive funding to replace 11-year old carpet in the residential shelter for girls with funds granted to them from the Community Development Block Grant Capitol fund (CDBG).

“Comfort to thousands of little feet have left our soft carpeting thread bare,” said Kathleen Tanner of The Treehouse Center. “The carpet was the original carpet from over eleven years ago when we first opened The Treehouse Center with hundreds of young girls walking, playing, and dropping food on the flooring”.

The Treehouse Center is a residential home niched in a neighborhood near River Plantation in Conroe serving young girls 6-15 years of age with a safe place to live until they are stable enough to go back to living with their parents or eligible for adoption. The Treehouse Center provides an individualized structured residential program to assist troubled girls in achieving a productive daily life, free from abuse, delinquency, substance abuse and neglect. The Treehouse Center can accommodate up to 25 girls in the center.

Dhelynn McClellan wrote her very first grant describing the condition of the carpet in the bedrooms and hallway of the bedrooms at The Treehouse Center.

“With so many young girls walking across the floors, we really needed a durable, resilient flooring that was easy to maintain sanitation and cleanliness. When we receive the funding in October the floors will be replaced with a synthetic hardwood flooring.”

In addition to the flooring, the grant will provide funding for an electronic security gate to monitor each individual entering the residence through a key card. The health and safety of the young girls living at the residential shelter is always the primary concern. The CDBG grant requires the recipient to contribute 10% of the funds. Thankfully an anonymous individual donated $3,000 to defray the costs.

The Treehouse Center shelter was founded 11 years ago by Dr. Day Lee Snell and Dr. Kathleen Tanner when they saw a need to provide girls with troubled pasts, situations of substance abuse or in distressed situations with the proper guidance and therapies necessary to turn their young lives around. Each resident is at the home approximately one year and derive from areas around Dallas, local communities, and CPS. Care is provided 24 hours each day with a capacity of housing 25 girls at any one time.

Additional information about The Treehouse Center may be found at www.TheTreehouseCenter.org.

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