St. Luke's Mission of Mercy has received Buffalo Planning Board approval to construct the Gospa Village project, a complex serving single moms and their children. Up to eighteen single-family homes will be constructed on vacant lots on the block bound by Oberlin Avenue, Walden Avenue, Ruhland Avenue and Sycamore Street across from the St. Luke's campus. A shared educational and gathering space for residents is planned for Sycamore Street. The Buffalo Common Council has approved the sale of 18 City-owned properties needed for the project. Scheid Architectural
is designing the complex.
Run by missionaries from St. Luke's, the project will provide a supervised living environment for single moms and their children. While there, residents will learn such things as parenting skills, budgeting, cooking and sewing; and they can earn GED and college degrees while their children are cared for. The goal of Gospa Village is to protect and help the women while they are learning to get back on their feet and care for their families.
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
is totally run by volunteers and has been serving Buffalo's poor, hungry, homeless, and sick for over 15 years. Gospa Village will be funded through private donations and corporate sponsorships.
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