The Gatehouse at Grapevine, a women and children's neighborhood shelter, located at 2557 Stone Myers Parkway, will be receiving its first tenants in March. When completely constructed the project will house 96 families, consisting of women and children who are fleeing or attempting to recover from a dangerous situation, carrying a debt load or in need of counseling.
Founder Lisa Rose said the development will feature four neighborhoods that are composed of 24 one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,000 square feet to 1,600 square feet.
"We are two-thirds of the way complete with construction, and neighborhoods 1 and 2 should be complete by February," she said. Neighborhoods 3 and 4 are expected to be complete by early summer.
Women can now fill out a referral form to live at the Gatehouse atwww.gatehousegrapevine.com.
As of December, Rose said 10 families have been adopted, 300 volunteers trained and 160 people are on the training list. The nonprofit is still in need of donations and volunteers.