With this project the Anatomic Iron Cares team jumped on board to help a local women’s shelter improve the building entrance. The Center of Care and Education called "Parkowa” is a neighborhood women's shelter specifically for young mothers under the age of 18. These mother’s face difficult financial circumstances and have limited family to help them.
This center is quite small and provides accommodation and care for mothers together with their children. Through the supervision and co-parenting of experienced nurses, these young mothers receive assistance to properly care for their infants in a safe environment. The center is a state facility and is managed by Mr. Jaroslaw Chodorowski. The main entrance to this building was in quite bad shape, with the front door broken and the interior stairwell walls in very poor condition.
The task for our 6 person team was to renovate this entrance area to create a safe and inviting entrance to the building. First we sanded down all the walls in the three floor entrance stair case, and then applied quick set drywall compound to repair the holes and damaged areas. We then sealed the entire stair with wall set primer. With a thick coat of finishing paint applied after lunch, the stair case looked like new!
Our second task was to remove the front door to the building. We completely stripped down the old paint and sanded the wood including all the hand carved door impressions. We then repainted the door with an exterior black finish and reinstalled it. After a hard prolonged effort, the center received a new positive visual appearance in just one day.
The center now has an inviting look to it both inside and out and is a great improvement from before. The staircase was completely renovated and the current residents showed their gratitude with warm words of thanks. The whole team was very touched and proud that we could do our best to help these young mothers, even in such a small way.