November 15, 2014
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An Anonymous Donation Allows Good Turn to Open a New Facility in Prince George’s County
WASHINGTON- Good Turn, a Washington-based nonprofit shelter for women and their families, announced plans to move to suburban Mitchellville, Maryland after receiving an abandoned mansion on three acres of land from an anonymous donor.
The anonymous donation will allow Good Turn to increase its overnight shelter capacity from six families to 10, and add space for counseling services. The new facility has an improved kitchen, and meal services have increased from 25 individuals per meal to 60.
In addition, Good Turn has received a donated van that will be used as a shuttle to Metro stations for residents.
“We are grateful for this donation,” Howard Hampton, executive director of Good Turn, said. “Expanding our facilities will not only allow the organization to help more women and their families, but it will also allow us to improve and increase our services.”
Established in 2004, Good Turn is a nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing and temporary shelter for homeless single women and their children in the Washington, D.C. area. The shelter provides job training, an onsite daycare, and requires unemployed women within the shelter to look for work. Good Turn is determined to make a difference.
The official move to the new facility is expected to take place over the July 4 weekend. Following the move, Hampton has planned a community picnic on the new grounds. He has invited every household within a quarter-mile of the new facility to the picnic for free food and drink.
“The county appreciates Good Turn’s efforts not only in bridging the gap between homelessness and self-sufficiency, but also in their efforts to establish relationships with the community to make residents feel comfortable with the shelters addition to the area,” said Rushern L. Baker, Prince George’s county executive. “The county executive’s office is excited to attend the picnic and learn more about Good Turn’s plans.”
Good Turn has served the needs of single homeless women and their children since 2004, including job training and employment placement services, temporary housing and counseling.