Arnold Place, Inc. a Maryland based nonprofit with foreign registration in Washington, DC, to open emergency and transitional housing for homeless women 16 years and older. At its core will be those affected by violent crimes, such as domestic violence, and other traumas.
EVENT: Arnold Place Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DATE: Sunday, February 24, 2019
TIME: Purple Carpet 4 p.m.
Mix & Mingle 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting, Toast & Tour 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Undisclosed to protect the women it will serve. The address, in Prince George’s County, will be provided in response to your request for press credentials.
In attendance of this private event will be the homeowner, among others passionately vested in the same work, such as Mildred Muhammad, a globally recognized voice on domestic violence, abuse, PTSD and suicide. She is sought by U.S. military installations, globally, for her story of survival. Invited guests include County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County Councilmembers, Gloria Brown-Burnett, the Director of the Department of Social Services, Board Members, media, and others equally as committed.
“While this transitional home will not shelter every homeless young lady, we plan to touch many.” – Tracy Arnold
Youth homelessness has often been a low priority for federal funding and largely an afterthought in communities’ efforts to fight homelessness. Instead, young adults have been thrown into the system for chronically homeless adults, despite their very different needs and the dangers they face in adult shelters. Homeless young women are vulnerable to abuse, trauma and sex trafficking. In 2016, calls received were from first responders, schools and one call we’ll never forget – a call on behalf of a pregnant teen who slept in a laundry room. She was abandoned by her family. For these reasons, Arnold Place was created.
The Founder and Executive Director, Tracy Arnold, is a real estate veteran of 20 years. It was in 2008, during the fall of the housing industry, as a mortgage broker, when Arnold faced homelessness and first conceived the vision for Arnold Place. It became a nonprofit in 2014. She previously attempted to open a transitional home but the homeowner decided to keep the property. Arnold, a former faith-based comptroller and loan originator, was devastated. She leaned to her faith for a few years. In 2018, she became a multi-state real estate professional and began to self-fund Arnold Place.
In lieu of its new website forthcoming, please visit www.guidestar.org. For media requests contact Alecia Jones, Publicist, at [email protected] or (240) 630-2691.