|With the help of some volunteers, a house in Bucks County known to help women with drug addictions has been all fixed up.|
Published On: Thursday, October 18, 2018
With the help of some volunteers, a house in Bucks County known to help women with drug addictions has been all fixed up.
In April, approximately 20 carpenters from Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters (KML) Local 167 helped refurbish Libertae House in Bensalem, PA. The facility is dedicated to housing, treating and supporting women who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
"We are beyond grateful for the tireless support and skilled craftsmanship of the KML carpenters on our facility," said Libertae CEO Nancy Wolf. "Approximately 98 percent of the women we serve in 35 counties in Pennsylvania suffer with addiction with some form of opiates. Without the council's efforts, rebuilding this crucial facility to help provide pragmatic solutions for women who struggle with substance abuse would not have been possible."
KML carpenters began working on the deteriorating building in January. Local 167 started by removing walls that were riddled with mold and water damage and eventually re-framed the building to put up new drywall. New space was also added on that which will be used as extra bedrooms for occupants.
The project was funded with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation which helped buy construction materials and supplement labor costs.
Libertae House, Inc. has been providing in-home and outpatient care for women struggling with addiction since 1973. The nonprofit provides individualized treatment to nearly 200 women a year. To learn more about this nonprofit organization visit: http://www.libertae.org