Crisis Center, Inc.

Gary, IN

Working with the Director and the Building Committee, LEE Companies coordinated the program, design, and managed the actual construction of this east wing addition to the Alternative House, an emergency children’s shelter at the Crisis Center.  Innovative, efficient, and economical solutions were researched and implemented to deal with bad soils, HVAC challenges, durable finishes, and connection to the main facility.
Alternative House is the program and facility at the Crisis Center where children and youth can receive temporary shelter and safely work through family problems.  Children from 10 to 18 years old who may have endured abuse or neglect, or may have been homeless, a runaway, or have been pushed out of their home for any reason, receive individual, group, and family counseling; transportation to and from their home school every day of the school year; and safe creative recreation opportunities.