COhatch Delaware’s Community Manager, Laurie Lendon, has volunteered with Delaware’s Women’s City Club for over 15 years.
“We own a beautiful Victorian home in Delaware. The elegant first floor is used as a meeting and event rental space, and the 2nd and 3rd floors have 10 bedrooms that we rent to women in transition at an affordable price so that they can get back in their feet. Started in 1954, we are entirely volunteer-based and self-funded.
The room rentals in theory cover utilities and upkeep, and the reality is that it is a house that was built in the 1800’s that needs constant upkeep. Several years ago we were faced with the possibility of having to close, as we couldn’t fathom how we could possibly raise over 85K for a new HVAC system, but with the amazing support of our community we did it.
City Club members are a fantastic group of ladies who give so much to keep the house afloat.“