What is HomeAid Northern Virginia?
HomeAid Northern Virginia is a small non-profit organization that leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to conduct major renovations to facilities that house the homeless. The shelter projects help families and individuals gain stability and a place to thrive. HomeAid’s works with our partner homebuilders and others to provide much-needed project management and building services to homeless services providers across Northern Virginia. Due to our partnerships, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of constructions to service provider organizations, allowing them to redirect those dollars back into programs and services for homeless families and individuals, such as financial education, job skills training and other programs that enable people take steps towards self-sufficiency and a better life.
HomeAid’s Women Giving Back (WGB) program complements the work of our Shelter Program, by providing another basic necessity – clothing. Women and children referred by area service provider organizations can shop at The WGB Store free-of-charge for professional clothing – clothing that will allow them to participate fully in the workplace and give them the boost of self-confidence they need to make a new start.
In 2014, HomeAid:
- Partnered with 7 builders and their trade partners to complete 8 shelter projects – an investment of nearly $240,000 in Northern Virginia communities that will help more than 1,200 people in the next year alone.
- Delivered over $220,000 in project savings to the shelters—funds that they used for food, utilities, childcare, counseling, training, education, and other services for homeless clients.
- Supplied, through our Women Giving Back program, 66,600+ items of clothing and accessories to approximately 4,000 women and children.
When was the organization started?
HomeAid Northern Virginia was started in 2001 by the members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then has completed 92 projects valued at more than $12 million. HomeAid Northern Virginia is a chapter of HomeAid America. Our projects range from small kitchen and bathroom remodels to large new construction projects valued at over $2 million. Read more about some of our work on the Projects Page!
What type of housing organizations benefit from HomeAid’s work?
Our projects serve a diverse mix of people within the homeless population including victims of domestic violence, veterans, those suffering from chronic physical or mental health issues, and homeless children and teens. HomeAid’s goal is to be a major resource for Northern Virginia service providers through the construction and maintenance of housing for the homeless. Our Shelter Program enables area shelter organizations to expand their housing and program options with the savings HomeAid provides.
In 2014, we completed projects for Alternative House, Community Residences, Cornerstones, Homestretch, Northern Virginia Family Service, and Shelter House. To view our full list of service provider partners, please visit our Shelter Partners page.
- Helps to significantly reduce construction costs to service provider organizations.
- Helps local charitable organizations provide quality housing for families and individuals.
- Raises funds to support the shelter renovations and fill in project budget gaps, and reduce the cost burden on the shelter organizations.
- Provides professional clothing at no cost to women and children, providing them with the tools necessary to be successful at school and in the workplace.