What do we do?

Research indicates that more than 80 percent of the total homeless population is women, children, and families that experience a life-altering event (e.g., job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, or medical condition) that drives them to homelessness.

Typically, these situationally homeless individuals and families merely need a second chance to get their feet back on the ground, attain self-sufficiency, and move quickly toward acquiring some sort of permanent housing.

HomeAid America creates and supports local chapters, giving them the tools to build shelter projects for this homeless population, then donates the housing to charities such as the Boys Hope Girls Hope, Mercy House, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, and others for them to operate. To be eligible to receive a HomeAid home, the charity must provide social services that enable residents to transform their lives and move towards self-sufficiency.

HomeAid chapters build and donate shelters to charities that understand the needs of their local homeless population and employ the model that best works for them and their community. Regardless of which model is used, HomeAid performs rigorous due diligence to ensure the charity can achieve the positive outcomes for which a HomeAid home is being donated.

For more information on how HomeAid works in local communities to help the homeless, refer to the following links:

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Northern California Celebrates Recovery Café San Jose Opening

Recovery Café San Jose, a healing community for those traumatized by addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges opens with expanded capacity after major renovation efforts from HomeAid Northern California.

Donor Spotlight

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Helps Fund Home for Veterans in Minnesota

HomeAid Twin Cities receives a generous donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation through HomeAid America for $10,000 to help fund the build of a five-bedroom home for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)...More

Community Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid San Diego Distributes 200 CareKits to Alpha Project's Encampment Shelter

20 Bank of America Merrill Lynch employees assemble and distribute 200 HomeAid ‘CareKits’ for San Diego’s homeless population, totaling more than 50 volunteer hours.