In 2017, HomeAid completed five renovation projects for Northern Virginia homeless shelters and providers. Thanks to the generosity of our Builder Captains and Trade Partners, we were able to cover 60% of the cost for these projects, which:
- Saved our shelter partners $625,425. Those funds could then be directed toward job skills and other programs designed to help people get back on their feet.
- Built or refurbished more than 14,000 square feet of space for shelters and providers that serve the homeless.
Harder to quantify, but no less tangible, is the role that this housing plays in giving individuals the confidence and opportunity needed to work toward a brighter future.
In addition to building safe housing for people in crisis, HomeAid supplements the work of our shelter partners in a variety of ways—hosting a night out for families recovering from homelessness, collecting household essentials for those in need, bringing warmth to individuals living in tent cities, and convening homeless service providers to discuss solutions.