Tsawwassen's Little House to open its doors next Monday
The Little House Society got a monetary boost from yet another community organization this week.
The society, which is getting ready to welcome its first support groups Monday (March 5) at its rebuilt substance abuse and addiction education centre on 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen, received a $5,000 cheque from the Delta Community Foundation.
On hand to present the cheque in the Little House fireside room was foundation chair Wayne Connorton, who said his non-profit group decided to give to Little House "because it's such a great opportunity to help a whole bunch of people in our community."
Accepting the cheque was Little House Society president Jim Stimson, who celebrates 40 years of being clean and sober just as the new Little House facility opens its doors to the public.
While the facility is now ready to host support groups, Stimson says the building is still $25,000 shy of total completion. He still needs to acquire some furnishings and pay for electrical work, stone work, fencing and railings.
To date, more than 100 companies have contributed in-kind donations.
The new house is 1,800 square feet—twice the size of the former Little House which for 27 years was used as a meeting place for addictions and related recovery groups.
In 2009 the original house was destroyed by arson.
A grand opening of the rebuilt facility is scheduled for June 10—a date marking the one year anniversary of breaking ground on the project.