Sister Tesa’s Work with Hour Children

By Fialka, Kimberly, and Claire

We proudly support our client, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children, who is featured in the recent New York Times article “In Deeds, Nuns Answer Call of Duty!”

Sister Tesa is one of the Sisters who founded Hour Children, a non-profit organization which provides care for the children of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. Hour Children maintains supportive services upon the women’s release from prison as they reunite with the children and adjust to their new lives. Supportive and affordable housing offered by Hour Children plays a key role in this transition.

We are proud to be a part of this process as architects for several of Hour Children’s housing initiatives. Currently under construction is Hour Apartment House III, a new 4-story apartment building in Long Island City providing eighteen 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. Also completed for Hour Children was Hour Apartment House II, the rehabilitation of an existing building and conversion into eight units of supportive housing.

Keep up the great work, Sister Tesa!

Jim Dwyer, “In Deeds, Nuns Answer Call of Duty,” The New York Times, May 1st, 2012.

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