The Lord’s Place broke ground on Burckle Place West, an expansion of its program for homeless single women in Lake Worth, on March 16.
The new facility, set to open next winter, will provide affordable housing for 11 graduates of Burckle Place, the program operated by the Lord’s Place to help single homeless women rebuild their lives.
Major financiers for Burckle Place West are Ed Burckle, for whom the program is named, and the Lost Tree Charitable Foundation. To date, $835,000 has been raised toward the Burckle Place West capital campaign of $1.4 million.
More than 50 women have graduated from Burckle Place program since its inception in 2013.
Burckle Place’s traditional housing program helps residents rebuild their lives through an innovative combination of supportive services and health and wellness programs. Burckle Place West’s affordable housing will be an essential resource for graduates seeking to achieve self-sufficiency.
Together, the programs integrate seamlessly to create Palm Beach County’s first comprehensive housing program for single homeless women.
Burckle Place’s vision is to assist any single woman who finds herself to be homeless, especially those who would otherwise fall through the cracks of the local homeless system and remain vulnerable on the streets. The program transcends the traditional housing model, introducing residents to new opportunities, experiences, interest and passions. It emphasizes self-development, volunteerism and the community to establish positive relationships, promote networking and build a healthy support system. To learn more, visit www.thelordsplace.org.
ABOVE: (L-R) Lord’s Place Board Chair Pamela McIver, Burckle Place Director Val Stanley, Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley and donor Ed Burckle with an artist’s rendering of Burckle Place West.