Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center breaks ground on $4 million transitional housing project

Miriam McCoy and Brenda Remme were lead donors for the new transitional housing project. (Courtesy Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center)
Miriam McCoy and Brenda Remme were lead donors for the new transitional housing project. (Courtesy Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center)

Miriam McCoy and Brenda Remme were lead donors for the new transitional housing project. (Courtesy Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center)

After years of planning and preparation, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s transitional housing project broke ground virtually April 17. The long-awaited vision will provide 18 apartment units to domestic violence victims and their families after their time at the HCWC’s emergency shelter, which is designed to be used for about 30 days.

The transitional housing will give victims and their families the opportunity to receive temporary shelter for about 12-24 months as they seek employment and for a permanent place to live.


With a $4.35 million price tag, the HCWC’s transitional housing received funding from individual donations, Hays County and the city of San Marcos. HCWC also received a discount on construction services by HomeAid, a national nonprofit that aids organizations that help fight homelessness.