Ursula’s Home bears the name of Ursula Durity, the grandmother of our founder, Garrett Underwood. Ursula’s story is one of resilience and determination that has left an indelible mark on our mission at Seed House Project.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ursula faced adversity from a very young age when, at eight years old, she tragically became an orphan, along with her siblings, and entered the foster care system. However, Ursula’s spirit was unbreakable, and she refused to let her circumstances define her. Even after aging out of the orphanage, she pursued her education and realized her dream of becoming a nurse. With unwavering commitment to family and an unrelenting drive for success, Ursula, along with her husband, embarked on a journey to the United States in search of a fresh start and a new life for herself and her siblings. Despite encountering racism and cultural barriers, she achieved the position of head nurse in three different hospitals, including one located in the Beverly Glen area.
Ursula Durity’s remarkable journey came to a close in December 2021, but her legacy lives on through her beautiful family and through Ursula’s Home. This home stands as a tribute to her life and the enduring impact she had on the world. Ursula’s story aligns perfectly with the core of our mission at Seed House Project, as it exemplifies the power of determination and the potential for transformation. Ursula’s life has not only inspired us but has also made our work possible, and we are proud to carry her name forward in our mission to provide hope and support to those we serve.
This student, community living space will be a co-ed program for unhoused youth seeking an engaging environment to live and learn. The campus will be fully equipped with a full kitchen, mini café, food court, production studio, library, game room, mindful spaces, and more!