Warwick Beacon: EBCC heralds permanent housing
With a storied history of providing temporary safe shelter for victims of domestic violence, the Elizabeth Buffum Chase Center (EBCC) has always seen its mission as to, one day, provide something more permanent for the people who need their services. On Monday, June 24, this goal finally came to fruition, just in time for the organization's 40th anniversary.
Mayor Joseph Solomon, EBCC board president Martha Machnik, Interim Executive Director of RI Housing Carol Ventura, Chief of Housing and Community Development Michael Tondra, Manager of EBCC's Residential Services Donna Gilmer and a domestic abuse survivor named Jessica [last name omitted], all surrounded Judith Earle, the Executive Director of EBCC, to celebrate the long awaited groundbreaking of the organization's seven long-term “safe and affordable” rental units.
“A house is made of bricks and beams, but a home is made of hopes and dreams,” said Machnik, adding that supportive rehabilitation is what the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center has always passionately fought for.
Courtesy of Warwick Beacon