We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!
The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to independent living.
Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.
To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.
Today, September 22, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to more than 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
In just seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into the North Texas community – over $33 million in 2015 alone. All gifts of $25 to $50,000 given today will be amplified by some of the more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds. These funds are raised by Communities Foundation of Texas and come from businesses, foundations and individual donors. Some nonprofits have additional challenge grants to further amplify donations.
At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a new community for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.
Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.
As the grand opening of The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities approaches, the good folks at Dwell With Dignity are busy making sure the home will be properly decorated. The photo above is just one of the pieces of art Dwell With Dignity’s talented volunteers have been busy creating for the home.
Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for those who are struggling. At the core of their being is the belief that if they can change a person’s surroundings, they can change that person’s outlook on life. We couldn’t agree more.
The Ebby House, which is scheduled to open May 21, will be a community designed to prepare young women who have aged out of the foster-care system for a successful future. The solution-based program will serve up to 16 women at a time. The young women will live in the residential home on the Fowler grounds under the guidance of a house mom for 12 to 24 months and will be mentored in life skills, communication, computer skills, career guidance, opportunities for education beyond high school/GED, job training and volunteerism.
The Ebby House is named in honor of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Founder and Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday, who has worked tirelessly for more than 70 years to provide economic opportunities and assistance for others.
To learn more about The Ebby House and how you can support this worthy cause, click here. To learn more about Dwell With Dignity, click here.