Megan Howel, in blue, founder and executive director for Second Heart Homes, receives a surprise grant check for $20,000 from Church of the Redeemer staff including Rev. David Svihel (far left), Anit Legare (second from right) and Rev. Chris Wood (far right).

Megan Howell, in blue, founder and executive director for Second Heart Homes, receives a surprise grant check for $20,000 from Church of the Redeemer staff including Rev. David Svihel (far left), Anit Legare (second from right) and Rev. Chris Wood (far right).

Second Heart Homes Inc. has received a surprise $20,000 grant from Church of the Redeemer, which is located in downtown Sarasota. The funds will be used to repair and refurbish two recently purchased duplexes that will provide housing, stability and critical support services to 12 homeless women with mental health issues. The organization provides permanent and transitional homes, daily supportive services and skill-building workshops tailored to clients’ individual needs.

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