Palm Beach County non-profit, HomeSafe celebrated the ribbon-cutting for the opening of its brand-new campus in West Palm Beach. The innovative Sylvester Family West Campus will provide a welcoming and safe environment for young victims of child abuse to heal from their trauma and find confidence in their future.

The ribbon-cutting event also included a special announcement from Verdex Construction, the general contractor for the project. Verdex President Rex Kirby announced the company is donating $125,000 to HomeSafe to support its mission.

“As a past president and current member of the HomeSafe Board of Directors, I wanted to do everything we could to let the agency direct its budget to helping these children and not on construction costs,” said Kirby.

“This is truly a transformative time for the agency,” said Matthew Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. “We are one of only five agencies in the state of Florida that provides a unique level of care in specialized therapeutic group homes for severely traumatized child abuse victims. This new campus, along with future construction projects, will help us continue our mission of creating safer, more productive lives for infants, children, young adults and families.”

The Sylvester Family West Campus consists of two buildings, the Residential Cottage and the Enrichment Center, totaling 15,356 sq. ft. The Residential Cottage offers 12 suites where each child will have their own private room and bathroom. The Cottage also has a large kitchen, living and dining areas, therapy wing and gaming area to create a comfortable home environment. The new Enrichment Center offers music and workout rooms, a multimedia lab, and educational wing and has a strategically designed layout so that staff will have even better supervision of the children. The 3.2 acre site also includes a nature trail, basketball court and gazebo which will provide for many outdoor activities.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business.  Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build.  Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.  For more information, visit www.verdex.com

Team members from West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction volunteered their time on Saturday, Sept. 19 to paint the interior and exterior of a 1,000 foot-long barrier wall at the new campus of HomeSafe, a Palm Beach County non-profit which provides housing and essential services for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. The new campus is located in West Palm Beach and construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Verdex was selected by HomeSafe to build the new campus, and its goal with the volunteer efforts is to help the non-profit reduce construction costs wherever possible so those funds can be used to support its residents. Verdex was also able to arrange the donation of paint, supplies, and manpower, provided by  Jasper Painting, Sherwin-Williams, Ram Tool Construction Supply Company, and Labor For Hire/Kleaning Krew.

The new HomeSafe campus will consist of two buildings: one will add 12 new residential units with a kitchen, dining, and game rooms; the second will serve as a multi-purpose facility with an exercise room, community room, music room, computer room, and space for HomeSafe offices and administration. The 3.2 acre site will also include a basketball court, gazebo, and other amenities.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community. For more information, visit www.verdex.com