HomeAid completed its first 25 years at the end of 2021 and looks forward to the next 25 years of building and renovating facilities for organizations who are serving the temporarily homeless in the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. HomeAid divides its work into BUILDS projects and CARES projects. BUILDS refers to new construction, whereas CARES projects typically involve repairing, remodeling, and sometimes removing existing structures that are no longer functional.
In the spring of 2021 HomeAid completed a new construction BUILDS project on behalf of Powerhouse Ministries in Folsom, CA. The two new buildings enabled Powerhouse to double its capacity to serve women recovering from addictions, and their young children, in a residential treatment program setting. Another BUILDS project that completed the planning process in 2021 and is ready for construction as 2022 opens up is a laundry room/community room building at an apartment site for formerly homeless veterans and their families in Sacramento County, operated by Volunteers of America.
The other aspect of HomeAid, as noted above, is CARES. CARES projects typically involve repairs and replacements, collecting and donating items on a large scale, such as blankets (over 1,000) in the winter) to organizations serving the homeless, winter coats and shoes for kids, toiletries kits, etc.
Also under the heading of CARES are projects on behalf of care providers that do not involve new construction or add-ons, for example: roof repairs, water heater replacements, recarpeting, replacement of appliances and/or furniture, etc.
To reiterate, HomeAid works with and supports the organizations in the community that are providing direct support to homeless children, adults, elders and families. Often these providers have the wherewithal to support their mission of service, but not necessarily the means to maintain, repair, and replace when larger issues arise. That is the unique model of service provided by HomeAid Sacramento.