YWCA honors Tamara House in salute to women

Our Salute to Women continues with a woman who has made strides in the Greater Lafayette area to make a difference.

Posted: Mar 2, 2019 6:30 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2019 11:39 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—"How we have gotten here to this day has been because of the community,” said Salute to Women Honoree Tamara House.

She’s a realtor. A mother. An impact.

"How can I help others,” said House. “How can I even help be a better disciple within this community?"

Tamara is the mother of Grant House. A young man who led the community with his positive spirit.

"We learned at birth that he had a brain tumor,” said House. “So we journeyed through healing him throughout his 26 years of life and it did nothing but humble our family.”

She and her family have made it their mission to keep Grant's spirit alive after he died.

"He wanted someday to build and see and have a place for kids to come after school with special needs and he never knew he wrote that,” said House

Tamara secured a 2.4 million dollar grant from North Central Health Services with 1 million raised from the community.

With the 3.2 million dollars Tamara helped raised they were able to begin construction on the old IU Health Building at 1500 Salem Street.

Which will be called Wabash Center- Grant's House, it's nearly 50,000 square feet. Just big enough for all the people she has and will continue to inspire with Grant's message.

Nothing like this has ever happened in the state of Indiana,” said House. “Where we are helping kids with special needs to have a place to come and grow and make friendships and to turn around and make a difference and be a part of the community in a big way.”

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