HomeAid’s goal is to be a major resource for nonprofit organizations in the National Capital Region that serve individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. By connecting area builders who are able to donate their labor, time, materials, and expertise with organizations that need assistance maintaining aging facilities or building new facilities, HomeAid National Capital Region helps families and individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness gain stability through housing and preventative services.
The nonprofits HomeAid National Capital Region’spartners with serve a wide range of people, including victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, those suffering from chronic physical or mental health issues, and homeless children and teens.
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Loaves and Fishes began as an outgrowth of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church’s practice in the mid-1960s of providing meals after Sunday services. When nonchurchgoers who were hungry began to appear in considerable numbers, the congregation launched a meals ministry. As Loaves and Fishes grew, other churches stepped in to help. They are now sustained by a partnership with 11 other churches, many of them in the suburbs, and diverse foundations, community groups, and individuals. Their mission and goals are two-fold: to feed people who are hungry in our community and to educate volunteers and community members about hunger and homelessness. Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives. Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year. They are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity....
ACTS fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis....
CCAP is a non-profitable charitable organization that provides financial assistance, food, clothing and materials assistance for the citizens of Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia....
HomeAid connects the homebuilding community with organizations that serve individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. HomeAid enables the building community to give back by doing what they do best: create high-quality work in an efficient and cost-saving manner that is durable and modern. HomeAid’s builder partners often donate between 30 and 100 percent of the costs of a project and they provide nonprofits with the necessary expertise to complete building projects efficiently. With this savings in construction and maintenance costs, nonprofits are then able to direct their resources toward helping those they serve attain self-sufficiency.
HomeAid aims to support the work of our nonprofit partners through other programs such as our annual Wolf Trap event, Project Playhouse, Care Days, Builders for Babies, and Home Essentials. These Community Engagement programs help relieve the burden on nonprofits by providing supplemental programs.
Despite being one of the most affluent regions in the U. S., homelessness is a serious issue in the national capital region. Our region lacks the affordable housing needed to meet the demands of the people living in the area as well as the job market. With such a high cost of living even middle-income families may struggle to pay rent when facing a medical emergency or other unexpected expenses or life event. This means our firefighters and teachers are moving out further to more affordable areas. Additionally, poor credit, racial inequity, substance abuse, domestic violence, limited savings, and other barriers put rentals out of reach for many families and individuals. This type of instability also has a significant impact on children, often beginning the cycle of poverty and homelessness that is difficult to break.
HomeAid works with dozens of nonprofits who assist the diverse array of individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, including victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, those suffering from chronic physical or mental health issues, veterans, and children and teens. Through these organizations and programs, lives are changed. The community benefits from the services and shelter space these organizations provide, such as helping those experiencing homelessness return to the workforce and ensuring that families remain together to become the building blocks of strong communities.
HomeAid works throughout the capital region in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Winchester, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Washington D.C..
The funding saved thanks to the generosity of Builder Captains, Trade Partners and volunteers as well as financial contributions from HomeAid National Capital region allows nonprofits to redirect their funds into their life changing programs and services. We hope you’ll join us in building new lives for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
If your organization serves individuals or families affected by homelessness and has housing or program space that is in need of extensive renovations or you have a bigger construction vision for the future, HomeAid can help!
Serving as a Builder Captain may be one of the most satisfying construction projects you, your partners, and your staff will ever experience.
Trade Partners are the backbone of our accomplishments! Each HomeAid project relies on the generosity, expertise, and commitment of many partners working together.
You don’t need to be a Builder or Trade Partner to be part of the solution—find out how you can get involved!