Making a House a Home

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Wed, February 08, 2012

I was so proud to be part of the opening of our East 52nd St. Residence (also known as YAI's Dream House) on Tuesday. My heart filled with joy, as I heard a YAI residential coordinator describe how long the residents had been waiting for this house so the group of six individuals, all friends, could begin to share their lives together.

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This was the first time in my 11 years with YAI that I was involved in opening a residential program. I was amazed, how the house was transformed into a beautiful home. Each resident had the opportunity to pick the colors for their rooms, which definitely reflect their individuality.

We have created a warm and wonderful home for the residents. As I watched the families and the proud new residents help one another set up rooms and unpack clothing, I know that this house will be making a difference in all of their lives.