HomeAid Sacramento

HomeAid Sacramento is the leader in building and expanding dignified housing where the homeless rebuild their lives.

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Address: 1536 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
County or Parish: Placer County
Primary NTEE: Housing, Shelter 
Sub NTEE: Management & Technical Assistance  
Executive Director: Beth Kang
Contact Email: homeaidassist@homeaidsac.org
Primary Phone: 916-751-2743
Website: http://www.homeaidsac.org
HomeAid Sacramento is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the charity of choice of the North State Building Industry Association (NSBIA). HomeAid Sacramento is the local chapter of HomeAid America serving the Sacramento Region. HomeAid America was established in 1989 in Southern California, by local home builders. Recognizing an urgent need for emergency and transitional housing, the building industry embraced the opportunity to give back to their local communities by doing what they do best - build. Today, HomeAid America serves the needs of families, women and children in an effort to prevent homelessness through a network of 18 chapters throughout the US. Incorporated in 1996, HomeAid Sacramento has added over 763 beds to the Sacramento area homeless community, serving over 10,000 homeless, built more than $14.9 million worth of shelters, classrooms, life skills and job training facilities for non-profit homeless care providers. Through the commitment of the NSBIA builders and suppliers, HomeAid Sacramento has donated over $6.9 million in labor and materials for building and remodeling projects for foster youth, area homeless, veterans, and domestic violence shelters, such as WEAVE and Empower Yolo. HomeAid Sacramento serves as the "bridge" connecting builders from the North State Building Industry Association to local nonprofit organizations that serve youth, individuals and families, allowing these shelter providers, through HomeAid, to receive much needed assistance from home building professionals in constructing and renovating transitional and permanent supportive housing facilities. The HomeAid model is based on collaboration and partnerships. HomeAid Sacramento has strong relationships with the Building Industry and our shelter partners. This commitment to seeing the projects through from start to finish is illustrative of the collaborative spirit of our volunteer leadership and their colleagues.
Every month, more than 250 families are turned away from the safety of a shelter in our region... Nationally, the average age of a homeless person today is 9 years old. In the Sacramento Region, we are watching the network of nonprofit shelter providers we support struggle to meet their own operational needs. This also means that these organizations have even less funding available to make much needed repairs and improvements to their facilities. Unfortunately, HomeAid does not see this trend changing. While these organizations continue to face financial challenges, the need to make repairs or improvements to their facilities continues. As of December 2015, HomeAid has received many requests for projects from area shelters and nonprofits serving the homeless families in the community. Only a small percentage of the organizations that submitted requests have any funding set aside to pay for repairs. Organizations we work with include Volunteers of America, Courage Worldwide, Loaves and Fishes, and Sacramento Children's Receiving Home. By investing in HomeAid's mission, HomeAid is able to leverage resources from homebuilders, contractors and suppliers. HomeAid turns every dollar raised into three dollars with in-kind labor and material donations.
Our top needs:
  1. Volunteers - Volunteers for our Painting a Better Tomorrow Projects
  2. Funding: Unrestricted - Contributions to our Mission are paramount to building second chances.
  3. Furniture - So many of our Shelter Partners are in desperate need of new or gently used furniture.
  4. Volunteers - Event volunteers.
Each month, more than 250 families and individuals are turned away from shelter in the Sacramento Region. I also wish that I could say that it is easier for those at the margins of society to find housing. That is not the case. Through partnerships with our nonprofit shelter partners, HomeAid is helping many get back on their feet. Helping others is a personal commitment for me. I imagine that you, too, try to give back to your community whenever possible.

Saint John's Program for Real Change is just one of the service providers HomeAid continues to support. The service providers HomeAid works with have the knowledge, skills and programs to move people forward who want to take responsibility to improve their situation and develop self-sufficiency. I would like to share a story of a young mother named Michelle that I had the chance to meet. Michelle S. left an abusive relationship with her four children and came to St. John's Program for Real Change. There she found much more than just meals and a bed. She found the keys to a better life. Today, Michelle is a professional cook with a full time job, providing for her children. She is now a mentor to other women seeking inspiration.

But who takes care of the shelters?

With your help, HomeAid will. Together, with your support, we can leverage the skills and donations of generous builders in the community and keep the facilities for the homeless open and running; so they can focus on people, instead of buildings. For every $1 HomeAid receives, we can turn this support into $3. Please give as generously as you can. Families are counting on you. Invest in your community and make it a stretch donation. You can help make an impact. You will be glad you did. I GUARANTEE a high return on your investment - and a warm feeling in your heart.
Beth Kang, Executive Director