Thanks to everyone who was an artistic part of creating this beautifully designed, 20 by 15-foot mosaic/mural to be installed on the Welcome Home Collaborative’s House of Hope at 461 Dayton Street in the West End. Victoria Stoltz was a 16-year old volunteer at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and served the homeless and working poor during the final year of her life. Victoria died from pediatric brain cancer but selflessly gave her Make-A-Wish donation to restoring and furnishing a transitional living home for others in need. We are honoring her gift by installing this inspirational mural on the side of her restored home. Mosaic elements of glass, ceramic, mirror and a painted tile will be pieced together to create the mosaic in a process called “Zendala”.
Workshops with the artist were held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1528 Race Street.
If you'd like to help fund this effort, here's a link to a GoFundMe site we have created:
Provide transitional housing for the homeless, working poor and struggling families, who are looking for a second chance in life, by remodeling vacant or distressed properties in the inner-city of Cincinnati.
There are three (3) segments of the Welcome Home Collaborative ministry: Transitional Housing, Job Skills Training, and Renewing Vacation or Distressed Properties.
Transitional Housing The Welcome Home Collaborative offers transitional hosing for the homeless and working poor individuals. Individual Associates will be offered a sleeping room in a house. Families will be offered apartments or a house. All Individuals and Family Heads will be assigned Life Coaches. The Life Coaches and associates will meet on a regular basis...
The Welcome Home Collaborative will use volunteers to train & educate with construction as well as life skills. They may have a level of existing skills and will then seek to improve upon them. In this way, the program will attempt to lift up individuals that are struggling to find employment.
Finally, the Welcome Home Collaborative will attempt to acquire vacant or distressed buildings in the inner city of Cincinnati with the intent to remodel and restore these buildings, and thereby beautify the city and lift up the residents in them.