The mission of HomeAid Atlanta is to build and maintain dignified housing where temporarily homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. This is accomplished through generous donations of construction services and materials from members of the homebuilding industry. HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison between homeless service providers, builders, trade partners and community volunteers.
HomeAid Atlanta will break ground on a building for service provider partner, Rainbow Village, in November 2013. We are excited to start this project, led by builder captain Mike Smith of Harcrest Homes. The building has six, three-bedroom apartments and can provide temporary housing to larger families as they rebuild their lives. When you support HomeAid, we strive to double your dollars through in-kind donations that help groups like Rainbow Village and our other partner organizations.
Founded in 2001, HomeAid Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit transitional housing facilities for homeless service agencies serving homeless families and individuals in the metro Atlanta area. HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and is a local chapter of HomeAid America, a leading national provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless.
HomeAid Atlanta strives to improve the conditions of Atlanta's temporarily homeless families and individuals by focusing on increasing capacities at local transitional housing facilities, providing more homeless children, women and men with an opportunity to restore their lives. Transitional housing provides the temporarily homeless with safe, dignified living environments that blend into neighborhoods and offer life and job skills training programs promoting self-sufficiency.
Through the generosity of metro Atlanta's home builders, their trade partners, financial institutions, sponsors and the public, HomeAid Atlanta has built 16 transitional housing facilities and one free-of-charge health clinic for the homeless, with additional projects currently in development. The results—more than 750 temporarily homeless people are provided housing each year in metro Atlanta through HomeAid Atlanta-built transitional housing facilities. In addition, we have held close to 30 community service projects through our HomeAid Cares program, assisting 11 local agencies with free repairs and upgrades valued at close to $250,000 for their facilities that serve the homeless.
From a HomeAid Atlanta-Built Transitional Housing Program Graduate:
"My financial situation took a deep spiral downward and I just could not keep up with anything. I felt so depressed; like I had failed my children, but when I saw the HomeAid Atlanta-built Glenhill home, my spirits were lifted. The home was beautiful. Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) offered counseling, financial classes, group support, home necessities and clothing, if needed. This program is for those individuals that really want and need a second chance to make it. Since being at DCM, I feel a rebirth. My children are so happy now and I must say it's because their mother is happy too." --Charlyne, graducate of DCM's Glenhill Home
From a HomeAid Atlanta Service Provider Partner:
"The mission of The Drake House is to provide emergency residential housing for homeless mothers with minor children combined with services designed to stabilize the family and assist them on their path to recovery. We accomplish that mission today because HomeAid Atlanta had faith and confidence in our vision. Through HomeAid Atlanta more than 60 percent of the materials and labor for the project were donated. This incredible savings in financial resources combined with efficient, professional workmanship launched The Drake House into business." --John Smith, The Drake House
By supporting HomeAid Atlanta, you support many of the shelter providers in the Atlanta area, and the many people they serve, by allowing us to provide or maintain dignified housing where people can rebuild their lives.