During this holiday season, it is hard to imagine that so many in the Bay Area do not have a place to call home. As the charitable arm of the building industry, we understand what "home" means to families and children. With your support, we will continue to do what we do best and build additional housing for those in need.
2017 was another busy year for HomeAid as we completed 3 more shelter projects for a total of 42 projects in the last 17 years. Because of your generous support, HomeAid Northern California has helped to rebuild the lives of 8,000 people experiencing homelessness.
Everyone can play a part in ending homelessn
ess - you can provide a meal at a shelter, assemble Care Kits, volunteer for a Care Day to paint a shelter, donate materials to one of our shelter "builds" or
make a donation to HomeAid.
Because of your support, HomeAid completed 3 new projects in 2017 with another 5 underway for 2018.
According to Irene Kudarauskas, Executive Director of Alameda Family Services,
"HomeAid was the glue that held DreamCatcher together by providing the technical assistance, the project bidding and oversight, raising funds and obtaining in-kind donations and most importantly ensuring a level of professional quality in the final product. We owe them and cannot adequately thank or acknowledge them for bringing this project to completion."
DreamCatcher Oakland was completed in May after 6+ years of planning and provides 24 beds for homeless youth and sexually exploited minors. Thank you Richard Walker and XL Construction.
Les Marquis House Hayward remodel provides a dignified and welcoming environment for families experiencing homelessness. Thank you CalAtlantic Homes for stepping up as Builder Captain.
Alternatives in Action Early Childhood Education Center Oakland offers a vibrant learning community year-round to children and their families. Thank you Builder Captain Ryder Homes.
Projects underway or in planning:
Claire's House with Catholic Charities East Bay and Signature Homes will be completed this spring as a safe house for sexually exploited girls
Lincoln Mandela Gateway Family Resource Center is planned for a summer 2018 completion thanks to Dahlin Group and Base Builders and Lennar MultiFamily.
Salvation Army SoMa Navigation Center is in planning with an early 2018 opening.
Anka Don Brown shelter expansion designed and planned for 2018.
Ruby's Place Shelter for women and children new play area almost complete.
Community Outreach with Hundreds of Volunteers in 2017
Together with our incredible volunteers, we donated hundreds of toys, thousands of Care Kits for the homeless, thousands of diapers and baby products with the Essentials Drive, model home furniture and cash donations to the North Bay Fire Relief Efforts and to DreamCatcher, FESCO, Recovery Cafe San Jose and Salvation Army!
Care Days with Shelter, Inc. and HomeFirst and the Essentials for Young Lives Drive.
Toy Drive with Victory Fire and the PASS Committee, Care Kits from SMC and Care Kits from Stearns Lending
"Building Hope" event for Recovery Cafe San Jose with the BIA Bay Area and the Recovery Cafe pantry remodel with thanks to the Irvine Company
Events Raised over $350,000 for HomeAid in 2017
Record turnouts for the HomeAid Trap Shoot and HomeAid LIVE with AIR SUPPLY brought over 1,300 supporters to raise over $350,000 to build even more shelters. Thank you to the Trap Shoot and HomeAid LIVE committees for all of your help!
Please visit our website today to learn more about how you can help HomeAid in our efforts to end homelessness. Volunteer, donate or build or remodel a shelter for the thousands of homeless individuals in the Bay Area. Thank you for your support.
Cheryl O'Connor HomeAid Northern California 925-906-9139