About the project
The facility, called The Foster Care Community Center, will be a two-story, 8,500-square-foot building and take the place of a former church facility. Austin Angels' national headquarters will have a family room, a kitchen, office space, a lecture hall, a conference area and an outdoor activity area.
There will also be a designated space for creating Love Boxes, which are a part of the Love Box Program. The Love Box Program creates customized boxes filled with gift cards, clothes, games and household supplies.
Construction of The Foster Care Community Center is being led in partnership with Swinerton, a national general contracting and construction management firm, according to a press release. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture and HomeAid Austin are also partnering with Austin Angels to design and build the facility.
Ryan Garris, project executive at Swinerton, emphasized Austin Angels' drive to make a difference in the foster care community not only at the local level, but nationwide.
“We are excited and honored to partner with the organization to create a new facility that will help them increase their reach and impact,” Garris said in a press release.
Susan Ramirez, founder and CEO of Austin Angels, said The Foster Care Community Center had been a “longtime” dream for the organization.
“We are so thrilled to create a space that will offer extended support to the most incredible children, youth and families who are currently in our programs, and those who will join in
the future,” Ramirez said in a press release.
The facility is slated to break ground in summer 2024.