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Assisi House in Small Business Insights Magazine

Assisi House was featured in the March 2010 edition of Small Business Insights Magazine. Small Business Insights Magazine is the local interests section of the Virginian Pilot for the Virginia Beach area.

Assisi House Takes Care of The Mentally Challenged

Assisi House in Small Business Insights Magazine How we care for the most vulnerable among us is the measure of our society.” Using this criteria, Denise Brown and Carine McCandless do not give the people of Virginia very high marks, especially when it comes to caring for their neighbors with mild to moderate mental challenges. “It’s not because we’re not a caring people, it’s because we don’t understand what is and isn’t being done,” explains Denise. “People assume that their tax dollars are taking care of the issue. They’re not!”

Virginia ranks nearly last (48th) among states in providing funding for this extremely vulnerable segment Read more…

Assisi House in the Beacon

Assisi House was featured in the January 21, 2010 edition of the Beacon. The Beacon is the local interests section of the Virginian-Pilot for the Virginia Beach area.

Take a chance on ’69 Corvette to build a home

Assis House in the BeaconWhen Carine McCandless Hedrick was 13, she helped pay for a 1969 Corvette convertible.

She wanted the car as a hobby project that she started with her dad and her high school sweetheart. Over the years, the trio worked to restore the classic car to its former glory.

Since then, Hedrick has driven it sparingly, usually on sunny days. But for the past few years, the mother of two has become too busy to take it for a spin. Lately, she said, it’s been in storage more than it’s been on the road. Read more…

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