Exciting renovation plans are in the works at Georgetown Ministry Center! Last fall, the Share Fund offered to help GMC drastically improve its space. With additional support from the Arcana Foundation and Georgetown University’s Office of Campus Ministry, construction plans are approved and the renovation will begin in early October.
This idea came about because every day, 50 to 70 vulnerable homeless people visit our well-worn space. Our 13-year-old shower has a cracked floor, our hot water heater doesn’t keep up with the demand in the winter, our roof leaks during heavy rainstorms, and the center is often standing room only.
To improve the quality of our services, an architecture firm came up with a plan to expand our space in an ingenious way. Their plans include the installation of higher efficiency equipment, the ability to do more loads of laundry and offer warmer showers in the winter, the addition of one bathroom, the improvement of storage space for supplies, and the transformation of an office into a medical clinic for our consulting psychiatrists and doctors.
While this project will dramatically improve our program, it will require us to close for about 7 weeks. We can’t thank the Share Fund enough for making this possible. We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress and are eager to return to an improved day center!