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 San Diego Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Many people are just one life event away from being homeless or needing to depend on basic needs services such as food and shelter. Through Bank of America's strategic philanthropic investments into nonprofits, HomeAid San Diego will use funding to rebuild lives for the area's homeless through housing development and outreach initatives. 
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Donor Spotlight

Milgard Contributes to 5 HomeAid Housing Projects Across the Country

Milgard generously provided an in-kind donation of 229 windows and patio doors, significantly reducing construction costs for 5 HomeAid projects across the country, allowing HomeAid nonprofit partners to reinvest their capital into life-changing programs that will help more than 135 residents move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
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Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid Distributes 2.5 Million Baby Items to Families Experiencing Homelessness

5 HomeAid chapters hosted Essentials for Young Lives drives in their communities to collect diapers, wipes, formula and other baby items to help cost-burdened families who are struggling to make ends meet. Collectively over 2 million baby items were distributed, saving families faced with economic hardship over $600,000. 
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