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Press Release: Builders for Babies

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HomeAid Northern Virginia Kicks Off Diaper Drive for Nonprofits and Families in Need

Fairfax County, Va. – May 16, 2022 – HomeAid Northern Virginia, the Virginia chapter of HomeAid America and the philanthropic arm of Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) will collect diapers for local nonprofits now through June 19th. The diaper drive is part of the annual “Builders for Babies Drive”.

The cost of disposable diapers is nearly $1,000 a year per child which is a huge expense for families already struggling to make ends meet. It can mean the difference between parents trying to stretch supplies by leaving diapers on their babies too long or reusing diapers, leading to painful diaper rash and discomfort.

“Volunteerism and collection drives often surge around the winter holidays, and with feedback from our non-profit partners, we are shifting our annual Builders for Babies diaper and wipes drive to the weeks between Mother’s Day (May 8th) and Father’s Day (June 19th). This change will ensure that we align with a time when our partners are both in critical need of supplies and when they have the capacity to store them,” said Kristyn Burr, HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director & CEO.

This type of donation is critical because diapers and wipes cannot be purchased using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Diapers can be bought with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) however, the funds are typically insufficient to buy diapers and pay other expenses.

Individuals, organizations and groups are encouraged to organize and host a diaper drive in order to help keep our tiniest Virginia residents safe and dry. If you would like to host a drive and need a collection box, flyer or more information to get started please contact Georgeanne Harter at 703.953.3525 or gharter@homeaidnova.org

Participating companies and individuals can also schedule a time to drop off donations at 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110B Chantilly, VA 20151 or send diapers/wipes directly to the HomeAid Northern Virginia office through the Amazon wish list. All donations collected will be distributed to HomeAid Northern Virginia’s nonprofit partners that focus on alleviating poverty and ending homelessness.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HANV brings together local non-profit service providers with the local homebuilder community to build/renovate homeless shelters, housing facilities and community spaces for programs serving those experiencing homelessness. These collaborative partnerships enable homebuilders to do what they do best (build) and service providers to do what they do best (provide housing and critical wraparound services). HANV has completed more than 160 construction projects that together have served as a safe and stable space for more than 197,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.

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Press Release: Pathforward

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HomeAid Northern Virginia Helps local Nonprofit Empower People from the Streets to Stability with a $127,108 Construction Project

Arlington, VA. – April 14, 2022 –HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed a construction project at Sibert House, a garden style apartment building owned by PathForward giving the permanent-supportive housing property a major upgrade.

HomeAid Northern Virginia, Builder Captains Van Metre Homes and Toll Brothers, and 22 trade partners completed a long-anticipated buildout project at Sibert House. This property gives Arlington County a housing solution for its most vulnerable – those experiencing homelessness. The house, provides housing for chronically homeless individuals and veterans with significant needs and barriers to housing. The 5,184 square foot buildout included a common room where residents can gather; an office for the onsite life skills coach, where staff can offer supportive programs and services to help residents stay in housing, laundry facilities and a kitchenette. The project will complement an outdoor pergola, exterior paint, and landscaping previously done by HomeAid’s partner, Touchstone Custom Homes which has been a source of great comfort and respite to the residents at Sibert House.

With rising rates of food insecurity and the lingering impact of COVID, a stable home environment has never been so important. This project directly supports individuals who face significant barriers to government support and housing, including lack of rental history, poor credit history or lack of established credit, legal issues, criminal backgrounds, poor health or chronic medical conditions, mental illness, substance use disorder, and little to no income. The new programming space will allow consistent access to life skills classes, acquiring equitable healthcare, and applying for benefits like Medicare and Medicaid, SNAP and WIC, among others.

HomeAid’s partnership with Van Metre and Tolls Brothers saved PathForward $127,108 in labor, time and expertise all of which were generously donated. This type of donation from HomeAid’s builders and trade partners, allows nonprofits like PathForward to funnel their limited resources into programs that support clients working to get back on their feet.

About PathForward

PathForward’s mission is to transform lives by delivering housing solutions and pathways to stability. Since PathForward’s initial supportive housing program began in 2007, they have successfully helped 400 people get into an apartment of his or her own, and 96 percent remain in housing five years after placement with the ongoing support that case managers provide.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HANV brings together local non-profit service providers with the local homebuilder community to build/renovate homeless shelters, housing facilities and community spaces for programs serving those experiencing homelessness. These collaborative partnerships enable homebuilders to do what they do best (build) and service providers to do what they do best (provide housing and critical wraparound services). HANV has completed more than 160 construction projects that together have served as a safe and stable space for more than 197,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.

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Press Release: House of Mercy

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Thanks to HomeAid Northern Virginia and Merritt Construction, House of Mercy Expanded Their Thrift Store and Pantry to Serve the Growing Number of People in Need

Manassas, Va. – February 24, 2022 –HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed a construction project at House of Mercy, a nonprofit working to provide food and clothing to those in need in our community.

HomeAid Northern Virginia, Builder Captain Merritt Construction, and nine trade partners renovated the thrift store and expanded the pantry at House of Mercy.

The goal of the project was to give staff and volunteers a suitable space to operate programs and better serve those seeking assistance. Merritt Construction started by building out a room where donors can drop off donations in an organized manner. An indoor walkway was also created linking the Donation Center directly to the thrift store so volunteers will no longer have to walk outside to get from one space to another. The hallway will be especially important during inclement weather and extreme heat to keep volunteers safe and operations running smoothly. The Food Pantry at House of Mercy, which serves 1,850 individuals each month was expanded to shelve more food donations. New interior lighting, paint and an expansion of the breakroom/kitchen area made the project complete and ready to adequately serve more people.

The Food Pantry and Thrift Store are open to anyone who needs assistance. The programs give people the autonomy to shop and select items to provide clothing and healthy and nutritious meal options to their families. “House of Mercy is uniquely set-up to serve anyone despite where they live,” says Jessica Root, Executive Director at House of Mercy. “Ninety-three percent of our clients live in Prince William County, but we welcome anyone regardless of where they reside. We never want people to have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.”

HomeAid’s partnership with Merritt Construction saved House of Mercy $87,000 in labor, time and expertise. Merritt Construction and nine trade partners donated sixty percent of the project, while HomeAid contributed 20% of the expenses to help fill the cost gaps. This type of donation from homebuilders and trade partners allows nonprofits like House of Mercy to funnel their limited resources into programs that support clients working to get back on their feet. “The nonprofits we serve continue to face challenges in regards to space and structural safety,” says Kristyn Burr, Executive Director and CEO of HomeAid Northern Virginia. “Luckily, thanks to donors like Merritt Construction we are able to step up to help create solutions that have lasting effects on our community.”

On February 24th HomeAid Northern Virginia hosted an open house for volunteers, staff and construction partners to celebrate the completion of the project and tour the facility.

About House of Mercy  

House of Mercy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides food, clothing, education and prayer to those in need in our community. They work with over 450 families per month through our food pantry and thrift store to help with basic needs.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HANV brings together local nonprofit service providers with the local homebuilder community to build/renovate homeless shelters, housing facilities and community spaces for programs serving those experiencing homelessness. These collaborative partnerships enable homebuilders to do what they do best (build) and service providers to do what they do best (provide housing and critical wraparound services). HANV has completed more than 160 construction projects that together have served as a safe and stable space for more than 197,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.

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HomeAid in the News: Operation Renewed Hope Project

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HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated the completion of our project in Alexandria for Operation Renewed Hope Foundation in March 2021. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

Fairfax County Gov article published March 22, 20201

Ribbon Cutting on Willowood, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation’s Newly Renovated Home for Veteran

On March 9, HomeAid Northern Virginia and Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Willowood Lane, in Alexandria, VA, celebrating the recent completion of a renovation and expansion project which provides new life to group housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. The project was made possible thanks to a large collaboration of contributors which included the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA).

Full article.

WDVM Article posted March 22, 2021

Alexandria organizations renovate home for homeless veterans

One Alexandria non-profit is hoping to give homeless veterans a new start in a brand new home.

The organization was created to combat veteran homelessness. Operation Renewed Hope purchased the home on Willowood Ln. for renovation. Snyder says the project resembled a house-flipping show, turning the dated home into a larger, updated space.

The organization enlisted the help of HomeAid Northern Virginia for renovations. From there, HomeAid contracted home builder Christopher Companies to construct the space. HomeAid Northern Virginia covered the cost — an estimated $150,000.

Full article.

Alexandria Times Article published March 18, 2021

Struggling veterans find new home in Alexandria

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation opened a new home in Alexandria for Northern Virginia veterans struggling with homelessness on March 9, according to a news release. The house was renovated by HomeAid Northern Virginia from a three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath property to a four-bedroom, three full bath and can accommodate up to four veterans or a family. The project also received support from Fairfax County Housing and Community Development, according to the release.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published March 16, 2021

Renovated Alexandria Home Opens for Military Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, VA-According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 11 percent of this country’s homeless population are veterans. Recently an Alexandria nonprofit, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF), purchased a home in the area to give veterans a new start. Opened on March 9, Fairfax County Housing Community Development helped make the purchase possible.

Since its founding in 2011 ORHF has assisted more than 1,000 veterans in finding homes.

Full article.

Christopher Companies Article published March, 2021

HOME RENOVATION PROJECT FOR HOMELESS VETERANS COMPLETED

This past fall, Christopher Companies served as the builder captain for a charity housing project led by Operation Renewed Hope Foundation that was completed and unveiled this past week! Partnering with HomeAid Northern Virginia, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and over two dozen trade partners, the home located in Alexandria, VA will provide housing for veterans coming out of homelessness.

Full article.

Alexandria Patch Article published March 16, 2021

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Have New Home in Alexandria

Veterans coming out of homelessness in the Northern Virginia area now have a place to call home in Alexandria. The property, recently purchased by Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) with support from Fairfax County Housing and Community Development, officially opened this month with a (socially distanced) dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Full article.

VIDEO Coverage by Peggy Fox with Dominion Energy on March 11, 2021

Ending Veteran Homelessness: Operation Renewed Hope Foundation Provides Renovated Home

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation worked with HomeAid Northern Virginia and many partners to buy and renovate a home in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Full video.

Thank you to Christopher Companies, KTGY Architecture, Staged Interior, and the following trade partners for your hard work and dedication on this project!
Alside Supply Center
Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems
Archer Exteriors
Best Painting
Builders First Source, Inc.
Burgess Lighting
Capitol Building Supply
Colonial Sash & Doors, Inc.

Coretrade Electric
Eastern Applicators, Inc.
Exceptional Choices, Inc.
FCO Carpentry, Inc.
GAF
Heritage Contracting, LLC
Masonry Design, Inc.
McCormick Paints
Renewal by Andersen

Signature Companies
Southland Insulators
Stadler Nurseries
MEP Home Services
Stonewall Concrete, Inc.
T.A.C. Ceramic Tile Co.
Universal Stones, Inc.
Vintage Security

HomeAid in the News: HomeAid’s 150th Project, Winchester Rescue Mission

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HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated the completion of our 150th project at Winchester Rescue Mission in Winchester, VA. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

Inside NOVA Article published September 14, 2020

HomeAid reaches 150th project, most being in Fairfax

HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed its 150th project building and upgrading emergency shelters and supportive-housing facilities for those experiencing homelessness.

Together, the projects have enabled more than 167,000 of Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable residents – from families experiencing homelessness to victims of domestic abuse to runaway teens – to have a stable place to live.

“The 150 projects we’ve completed since that time bring hope and dignity to individuals and families struggling to obtain stable housing,” said Kristyn Burr, executive director of HomeAid Northern Virginia, the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published September 3, 2020

Alexandria Nonprofits Renovated by HomeAid Northern Virginia to Help Homeless

ALEXANDRIA, VA – HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) is a nonprofit organization that believes all people deserve a home. They recently completed their 150th remodeling project in the Northern Virginia area. That number includes 16 sites in Alexandria.

The organization seeks to end homelessness by giving families a safe and stable place to live during transition. HANV accomplishes this through the act of building and renovating other nonprofits that serve the homeless population.

Full article.

Prince William Living Article published September 4, 2020

HomeAid Northern Virginia Completes 150th Project Building Local Solutions for Homelessness

This week, HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) completed its 150th project building and upgrading emergency shelters and supportive housing facilities for those experiencing homelessness. Together these 150 projects have enabled 167,000 of Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable residents, from families experiencing homelessness to victims of domestic abuse to runaway teens, to have a stable place to live. HANV has invested more than $18 million into housing options across Northern Virginia communities ($6.2 million in Prince William County) ranging from construction of a brand new residence for pregnant teens, to updating the kitchens and bathrooms of supportive housing properties, to expanding local food pantries to installing upgraded security at domestic violence shelters.

Full article.

Thanks to first time Builder Captain Dan Ryan Homes and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Exceptional Choices
Emser Tile
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
JJ Haines & Company, Inc.
Century Tile
Sherwin-Williams Company
East Coast Insulators
Chesapeake Applicators
Van Metre B.A.S.E.
Fine Line Kitchens, LLC
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.

With the Upgrade of Winchester Rescue Mission, HomeAid Northern Virginia Completes 150th Project Renovating Homeless Shelters & Supportive Housing Properties

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Along the way to 150th project milestone, HANV partnered with 40+ housing nonprofits and invested $18+ mil. in building local solutions for homelessness

Winchester Rescue Mission received a significant upgrade with the help of HomeAid Northern Virginia, which connects local homebuilders with local nonprofits working to transition people out of homelessness. The renovation of the Mission was HomeAid’s 150th project renovating homeless shelters and supportive housing properties in Northern Virginia, and it’s first project in Frederick County.

Chantilly, VA – August 27, 2020 – This month, HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) completed its 150th project building and upgrading emergency shelters and supportive housing facilities for those experiencing homelessness. Together these 150 projects have enabled more than 167,000 of Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable residents – from families experiencing homelessness to victims of domestic abuse to runaway teens – to have a stable place to live, eat a healthy meal and get a safe, restful night of sleep. HANV has invested more than $18 million into improved housing options across Northern Virginian communities, ranging from construction of a brand new residence for runaway teens to updating the kitchens and bathrooms of supportive housing properties, to expanding local food pantries and installing upgraded security at domestic violence shelters.

Winchester Rescue Mission provides transitional housing for 33 individuals, serves 50 – 80 people with its nightly dinner, and supports the community through its food pantry. The interior renovation by HomeAid Northern Virginia included new flooring throughout the 1930s building. “The cafeteria is probably the most incredible example, with luxury plank replacing a worn concrete floor that had layers of peeling paint. All of the improvements allow us to service people more fully and more efficiently,” says Winchester Rescue Mission Executive Director Brandan Thomas.

150th project: Winchester Rescue Mission
HANV’s milestone 150th project was the recently completed renovation of the Winchester Rescue Mission in Frederick County, where HANV’s “builder captain” Dan Ryan Homes and three construction trade partners replaced flooring, repainted, and expanded storage of the 1930’s building – and donated nearly 100% of the $70,000 renovation cost. Winchester Rescue Mission provides safe and secure housing for 33 individuals, serves 50 – 80 people with its nightly dinner, and provides additional support to vulnerable members of its community through its food pantry. This project also marks HANV’s first project in Frederick County.

“Our facility is critical to carrying out our mission of supporting individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Programs such as providing meals and offering laundry and shower facilities for resident and community use are components that we feel can keep others from becoming homeless. There are so many in our community who are on the verge, so losing our ability to serve because of issues with our building would be truly devastating. This renovation is a gamechanger. The cafeteria is probably the most incredible example, with luxury plank replacing a worn concrete floor that had layers of peeling paint. We have a beautiful facility now, and all of the improvements allow us to service people more fully and more efficiently. This building is a source of pride for our whole community now, and we are so grateful.”
– Winchester Rescue Mission Executive Director Brandan Thomas

Since its founding in 2001, HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 150 projects have included upgrades and renovations to shelters and housing programs across Northern Virginia, including:

• Alexandria: Catholic Charities, Friends of Guest House, Alexandria Women’s Shelter, New Hope Housing
• Arlington County: Aspire! After School Learning, Community Residences, Doorways for Women & Families
• Fairfax County: The Brain Foundation, Community Lodgings, Final Salute, Pathway Homes
• Fauquier County: Fauquier Family Services Shelter, Fauquier Free Clinic
• Loudoun County: Loudoun Hunger Relief, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
• Prince William County: ACTS Women’s Empowerment Center, Youth for Tomorrow, BARN Community Housing

“We are thrilled to reach this milestone of 150 projects, but most importantly, we are proud of the impact that we’ve had and of the housing and supportive programs that our partners are able to provide across so many communities. HANV was created in 2001 as the local homebuilding industry’s effort to give back to the community by addressing the issue of homelessness. The 150 projects we’ve completed since that time bring hope and dignity to individuals and families struggling to obtain stable housing. Completed by some of the region’s best home builders and construction partners, these projects not only enhance facilities, surrounding neighborhoods and communities, but also enable resources otherwise earmarked for construction to be deployed for support services to help people get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. We accomplish this work with the support of the hundreds of home builders and construction trade partners who step up to the plate again and again to share their skills and resources.”
– Kristyn Burr, Executive Director and CEO of HomeAid Northern Virginia

The charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, HomeAid Northern Virginia builds and renovates programmatic spaces of nonprofits directly serving those affected by homelessness. Thanks in large part to the donated expertise, labor and resources of homebuilders and trade partners (suppliers, manufacturers, electricians, plumbers, landscapers, etc.), HANV projects enable significant savings on construction costs. This allows these nonprofits to allocate their scarce resources on programming and supportive interventions such as job skills training and mental health services that improve lives and help transition people out of homelessness, rather than on construction/renovation costs.

For a complete listing of HomeAid projects in Northern Virginia, visit https://homeaidnova.org/impact/shelter-projects/

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Celebrate this 150th project milestone and support HomeAid’s mission to build solutions to end homelessness by donating $150. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. To make every dollar go that much further, HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Board of Directors has joined together to offer a dollar-for-dollar matching gift, up to $25,000.

Contact:
Shelley Ducker, HomeAid Northern Virginia, 202.255.0561

Thanks to first time Builder Captain Dan Ryan Builders and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Exceptional Choices
Emser Tile
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
JJ Haines & Company, Inc.

Century Tile
Sherwin-Williams Company
East Coast Insulators

Chesapeake Applicators
Van Metre B.A.S.E.
Fine Line Kitchens, LLC
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.

HomeAid in the News: Friends of Guest House

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HomeAid Northern Virginia had the honor of helping to renovate Friends of Guest House’s newly opened residential re-entry program in Alexandria, VA. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

Fairfax County Times article published January 11, 2020

Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

By the time Helenia Bragg was 15, she had a full-blown heroin habit. “I was raised in a ‘liquor house’ in 1960s and 1970s Alexandria,” Helenia explained. “My mom was a bootlegger. My father was a drug dealer.”

She first went to prison at 17 for drug possession, then cycled in and out of prison for the next 30 years. When she was released the first time, she returned to a home that was riddled with crime and drugs. When she was released the second time, her parents had died and extended family members wanted nothing to do with her. Without a secure place to go, she returned to friends who enabled her drug habit, returned to crime to support it and returned to prison again. Then again.

Helenia was in the middle of her fourth prison sentence and about to turn 50 at Fluvanna Correctional Center in Troy, Va., when she came to the realization that changed her life:

“If I don’t use drugs, I don’t commit crimes. If I don’t commit crimes, I don’t go to prison.”

Full article.

Thanks to Craftmark Homes and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Action Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
ABW Appliances
Area Walls Incorporated
Beltway Steel Supply Co., Inc.
B & K Distributors, Inc.
B F Behan, Inc.
Builders Fire Solutions, LLC
Burgess Lighting
Capital Mechanical, LLC
Carter Lumber of Virginia, Inc.
Consulting Engineers Corporation
Darvish Interiors
Delta Faucet Company
Dimond Adams Design Architecture
Doug Construction, LLC

FireAlarmService.Net
F M Rolloff and Construction Services, LLC
General Electric
G J World Carpentry, Inc.
HDS Drywall Service, Inc.
JHK Carpentry, Inc.
Kichler Lighting, LLC
M R Stone, LLC
New York Concrete Corporation
Southern Maryland Heating & Air, Inc.
Southland Insulators, Inc.
Stone Works, Inc.
Suburban Kitchens
TNT Services Group II, Inc.
UBH Construction (Umeres Better Homes, Inc.)

HomeAid in the News: 2019 Builders for Babies Drive

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Spreading Holiday Cheer with Diapers:
30,000 Diapers and 30,000 Baby Wipes Provided to 18 Shelters and Supportive Housing Programs by HomeAid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” Holiday Diaper Drive

Chantilly, VA – December 17, 2019 – More than 30,000 diapers and 30,000 baby wipes were distributed to 18 homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities throughout Northern Virginia this week, as part of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” diaper drive.

HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling organizations to focus their budgets and resources on supportive programs and services rather than building expenses. Sixteen of HANV’s building partners hosted diaper drive collections to assist families in shelters and supportive housing programs.

HANV delivered diapers and wipes to:

City of Alexandria
• Bethany House
• Alive! House
• Good Shepherd Housing
• New Hope Housing

City of Falls Church
• Patrick Henry Family Shelter (Falls Church)
• Northern Virginia Family Services (Falls Church)

Fauquier County
• Fauquier Emergency Family Shelter

Fairfax County
• Second Story Youth Services and Safe Shelters (Vienna)
• Shelter House/Katherine Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)
• Cornerstones (Reston)
• Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (Chantilly)
• FACETS (Fairfax)

Loudoun County
• Windy Hill Foundation (Ashburn)
• Loudoun Hunger Relief (Leesburg)
• Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter/LAWS (Leesburg)
• Loudoun Homeless Service Center (Leesburg)

Prince William County
• Catholic Charities (Woodbridge)
• ACTS (Dumfries)

Thanks to the companies that collected diapers and wipes to as part of Home Aid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” diaper drive:

• Bowman Consulting
• Buhl Electric Co. Inc.
• Christopher Consultants
• Custom Builders Council (NVBIA)
• Intercoastal Mortgage
• John Marshall Bank
• K. Hovnanian Homes
• M&T Bank
• Madison Homes
• Richmond American Homes
• Thompson Greenspon
• Toll Brothers
• Van Metre Homes
• Van Metre Base
• WC Ralston Architects
• Wetland Studies & Solutions

HomeAid in the News: 18th Annual Gala & Auction

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HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated 18 years of giving back to the community and thanking those who help to make our work possible at our 18th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, November 9, at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA.
Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

The Zebra Article published November 13, 2019

Christ House Wins HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

It’s reassuring that good work gets noticed, and on Nov. 9, Christ House was recognized with the HomeAid Northern Virginia Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award.

Christ House, which is a project of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, operates a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, a thrift store, and also provides transitional housing for 14 homeless men in Old Town. Earlier this year, Christ House completed an $83,000 renovation, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia.

Full article.

Inside NOVA Article published on November 14, 2019

Businesses, nonprofits and individuals recognized for work to build solutions to homelessness in Northern Virginia

HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) recognized local businesses, nonprofits and individuals for their impact son local families experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness, in the Northern Virginia region. HomeAid, a nonprofit that renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders, presented its 2019 Presidents’ Circle Awards at its 18th Annual Gala & Auction on Nov. 9th at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg….

Full article.

Three Local Businesses, Non-Profits and Individuals Recognized for Work to Build Solutions to Homelessness in Northern Virginia

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Atlas Plumbing and Builders Floor Service’s Darren Martineau Honored with HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Presidents Circle Award.

Nov. 14, 2019 – Chantilly, VAHomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) recognized local businesses, nonprofits and individuals for their impact son local families experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness, in the Northern Virginia region. HomeAid, a nonprofit that renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders, presented its 2019 Presidents’ Circle Awards at its 18th Annual Gala & Auction on Nov. 9th at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg:

  • Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award, presented to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Christ House Project
  • Trade Partner of the Year Award, awarded to Atlas Plumbing
  • Presidents’ Award, presented to Darren J. Martineau

Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award: Catholic Charities’ Christ House

In photo: Gary Chandler (HANV Board Chair), Rick Kaplar (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Board President), Art Bennett (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington President & CEO), John Crofts (Christ House Program Director), Kristyn Burr (HANV Executive Director & CEO), Cathy Hassinger (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Director, Community Services)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington provides housing, counseling, job training, financial assistance and meals to vulnerable communities throughout Northern Virginia. HANV collaborated with Catholic Charites in 2019 to renovate Christ House – a 200+ year old building in Old Town Alexandria that provides transitional housing for 14 men, a food pantry and a nightly soup kitchen that has served dinner every night since 1974. The top-to-bottom, three-floor facelift included upgrades to the kitchen, dining room, lobby, residents’ rooms and bathrooms. Throughout the building, new flooring, electrical, and lighting were installed. Staff offices, meeting rooms, and a chapel were also freshened with new paint, flooring, lighting, and window treatments. The Christ House’s evening meal – which feeds men, women and families experiencing homelessness 365-days-a-year – was continued every single day throughout the renovation. The renovation was led by HANV project “Builder Captain” K. Hovnanian Homes Virginia with the collaboration of  28 construction trade partners. The Project of the Year Award recognizes the impact of this project and of the ongoing work of Catholic Charities in the local community.

Trade Partner of the Year Award: Atlas Plumbing

In Photo: Gary Chandler (HANV Board Chair) Kristyn Burr (HANV Executive Director & CEO), Brian Turner (Atlas), Tim Lear (Atlas)

HomeAid’s trade partners are those in the home building industry – suppliers, manufacturers, electricians, plumbers, etc. – who play meaningful roles in HANV’s construction projects by donating materials, time, labor and expertise. Atlas Plumbing LLC has lent it expertise and services to 14 projects since it first connected with HANV in 2009 and has donated more than $75,000 in labor and materials. Through the years, Atlas Plumbing has helped HANV make meaningful improvements to group homes and townhomes, program spaces, and multi-unit buildings including the ACTS Women’s Empowerment Center and a new residence for teens at Youth for Tomorrow. Recently, Atlas Plumbing oversaw upgrading of kitchens and bathrooms in 12 units at Catholic Charities’ St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional Residences in Woodbridge, a renovation that staff and residents affectionately termed “St. Margaret’s makeover” based on the impact it had on the building and the quality of life for its residents.

Presidents’ Award: Darren J. Martineau (awarded posthumously)

In photo: Brian Davidson (Van Metre/ HomeAid Board), Kristyn Burr (HANV Executive Director & CEO) and Darren Martineau’s wife and daughters Katie Martineau, Denise Mulholland and Michelle Martineau.

The HomeAid Northern Virginia Presidents’ Circle Awards recognize those in our community who have gone the extra mile to further HomeAid’s mission of building new lives for the homeless. Darren Martineau exemplified that role in his 20+ year career at Builders Floor Service.  As production manager. Operations manager and then vice president, Darren and Builders Floor Service stepped up as a trade partner on more than 10 shelter projects including ACTS Women’s Empowerment Center, Pathways Homes and New Hope Housing. Darren and his team provided labor, resources and materials towards enhancement and improvement of these shelter, supportive and transitional housing facilities. The world sadly lost Darren suddenly this September at the age of 52. His legacy will live on through that which he did for others and the lives he helped rebuild.

More than $450,000 Raised at Annual Gala

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 2019 annual gala raised more than $450,000 to build and renovate homeless shelters, supportive housing and programmatic facilities. Noble Construction, Inc. served as the presenting sponsor of the event that included more than 400 people in attendance. The awards ceremony was sponsored by Buhl Electric Company.

Hundreds of diapers and baby wipes were also collected at the gala as part of HANV’s Builders for Babies Drive to assist families in shelters and supportive housing programs.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, convenes and mobilizes the local homebuilding business community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations for homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities owned by nonprofit service providers that help homeless individuals and families in our community gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. HANV was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and since then has completed 143 construction projects valued at more than $15.7 million that together have served as a safe and stable space for more than 138,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.

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Catholic Charities’ recognized with HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award for the successful renovation of Christ House, a 200 year old building in Old Town Alexandria that provides transitional housing and a nightly soup kitchen that has served dinner every night since 1974.