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A Generous Gift of One Million Dollars to Benefit Families

by Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 10:45 am
Moore Family House Rendering
Moore Family House Rendering

 A generous gift of $1 million from the Moore for Kids Foundation will go toward the construction of the Moore for Kids Family House, a sanctuary for loved ones whose children are undergoing treatment at Baker Victory Services' (BVS) residential sites.

When construction is completed, the facility will provide family members who live outside the area with a place to stay while their children receive care at the residential facilities on the BVS campus. In addition, group and individual counseling sessions, focused on helping the entire family better cope with the stress of living with a loved one who has a mental illness, will be available.

 "We made the decision to become involved with Baker Victory Services because its mission - to love and care for those who are often overlooked due to their need for specialized care - really resonated with us,"

said Kristi Moore, co-founder of Moore for Kids."As Christians, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves, especially those who are in desperate need of help.  Baker Victory Services, with its long legacy of love and care for children and adults, provided us with a great opportunity to fulfill that mission."

 The facility will also be used to provide emergency shelter for children who must be removed from an unsafe living situation and are in urgent need of a place to live.   

The 3,100-square-foot structure will stand at 100 Martin Road in Lackawanna and consist of three suites, counseling space and a lobby area. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

"The generosity of the Moore family is as humbling as it is appreciated," said OLV Institutions' president Msgr. Paul Burkard."This historic gift will allow us to upgrade our campus with an eye toward providing even better care for those children, adolescents and families that count on us each and every day."