For more than 21 years, House of Ruth’s Kidspace program, an accredited therapeutic child development center, has served homeless children on what was once a charming, community-based corner lot in Ward 7. Over the years, the dedicated staff has creatively adapted the two residential buildings and surrounding grounds to serve as an education and therapy center for the more than 70 homeless children they care for each day.
Despite House of Ruth’s best efforts, band-aid renovations can no longer overcome the reality of an aging historic property. Undoubtedly, the children Kidspace serves deserve better.
In January of 2016, agency leadership made the difficult decision to relocate Kidspace to a temporary location with a laser focus on returning the program to its Ward 7 home after completion of major improvements. Without critical renovations and upgrades, Kidspace, much like the children we serve, is homeless.
Read our case to rebuild Kidspace by clicking the pdf brochure below.