HOMEAID HIGHLIGHTS Fall 2018
A MESSAGE FROM CEO
PETER SIMONS
Summer has come to an end and we are already deep into a busy Fall at HomeAid! In the first half of 2018, our incredibly productive chapters completed 31 new projects creating 400 new beds, and have over 60 more projects in planning and development across our chapter network at this moment.

We recently hired a new Development Director-Laura (Brayman) McKenna, who comes to us after 16 years of incredible service at HomeAid Colorado. Laura and I are working with our current partners and reaching out to new potential supporters for HomeAid and its mission to build new lives for America's homeless.

We are also very close to launching our 19th chapter in Utah, in partnership with the Salt Lake HBA and hope to have it up and running before the end of the year!

As we head into November, we will once again seek to raise awareness for our cause and of the plight of the homeless nationally with HomeAid's Homelessness Awareness Month.  READ MORE...
NOVEMBER IS
This November, HomeAid America is once again launching our month-long
drive to bring attention to the fight to end homelessness nationwide. As one of
the nation's largest nonprofit providers of housing for the homeless, HomeAid
offers a unique, cost-effective solution to addressing homelessness by offering
safe, dignified housing and the necessary support services needed to rebuild
lives.

Each week we will focus on different groups facing homelessness, including
youth, veterans, families and victims of natural disasters. Please join us next
month to learn about the causes of homelessness, the populations who face it
and how you can rebuild lives for those in need of a place to call home.
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT
HomeAid Los Angeles Renovates 62-bed Recuperative Care Facility with Etco Homes
The National Health Foundation opens a 62-bed recuperative care facility on October 12th, following a $1 million renovation led by HomeAid Los Angeles and Builder Captain etco HOMES. Homeless patients recently discharged from nearby Pico-Union hospitals will now have a place to heal, rather than returning back to the streets.

The new center will save lives - helping people like senior citizens dealing with a chronic illness who was discharged from the hospital. Recuperative care has been shown to reduce by half the readmission of homeless residents to local hospitals, while significantly reducing costs, according to the National Health Foundation. Without a place to recover, many return to emergency rooms within 30 days. Watch the Project Video...

You can support the work of HomeAid Los Angeles by attending An Evening Under the Stars, presented by First American Title Homebuilder Services on Thursday, October 25th. Event Details and Sponsors...
DONOR HIGHLIGHT
Taylor Morrison Gives Back
HomeAid America and the Taylor Morrison Foundation came together for a HomeAid Care Day on October 12 in Phoenix, Arizona. 175 employees volunteered their time to sort more than 10,000 hygiene items and assemble 600 HomeAid CareKits. The CareKits were given to local HomeAid nonprofit partners, Sojourner Center and Family Promise of Greater Phoenix.

As part of the program, Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison's Chairman and CEO and a member of HomeAid's National Board of Directors informed employees about the national partnership and renewed the company's commitment to work with existing chapters across the country and to assist with chapter expansion efforts in markets where Taylor Morrison currently builds.

"We are delighted to support HomeAid and their efforts to help end homelessness in America," said Palmer. "Our team members are incredibly passionate about building communities for people to thrive in, and HomeAid does just that be offering opportunities for our nation's homeless to get back on their feet, attain self-sufficiency and acquire longer-term housing."
HOMEAID IN THE NEWS
HomeAid is Expanding to Utah
HomeAid America has joined with the local Utah building industry to create the organization's 19th chapter--HomeAid Utah. This chapter will provide housing and resources for the 3,000 Utahns that experience homelessness on any given night.

Thanks to the generosity of a $50,000 donation from Academy Mortgage and funding from HomeAid national partner Woodside Homes, HomeAid will be launching its newest chapter in partnership with the Salt Lake HBA later this year. Chapter Champion Nate Shipp of DAI Utah has been leading the effort to create HAU the past year and the efforts will soon bear fruit!
Farewell to Susan Blen
After 19 years of hard work, dedication and commitment to HomeAid America, Stewardship Director Susan Blen retired on July 1, 2018.

Susan spent all those years tirelessly and passionately serving HomeAid's mission and doing an incredible job in numerous roles for the organization. She truly put her heart and soul into everything she did and was a tremendous asset to the organization.

Susan will be greatly missed by all of us, but we are excited for her as she enters this new phase of her life. Please join us in wishing Susan the best in this exciting new journey!
HomeAid Colorado Director Steps Up as New Development Director
Long-time HomeAid Colorado Executive Director Laura McKenna has been named HomeAid America's new Development Director.

Laura will focus on strengthening HomeAid's strategic partnerships to support the growing pipeline of homeless housing development projects, as well as work with foundations and corporate donors to support the work of existing chapters and expansion efforts across the country.
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Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Los Angeles Hosts Successful Under the Stars Gala Event

On October 25th, HomeAid Los Angeles held its 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala at the beautiful CenterPointe Club in Playa Vista. With up to 200 guests in attendance, this was a hugely successful event, exceeding its fundraising goal thanks to generous sponsors! The event featured live jazz music, delicious paella catering, and a silent auction. 
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Donor Spotlight

Taylor Morrison Foundation Gives Back at CareDay in Phoenix

The Taylor Morrison Foundation participated in a HomeAid Care Day on October 12th. 175 employees from Taylor Morrison volunteered their time to sort more than 10,000 hygiene items and to assemble 600 HomeAid CareKits for Phoenix-area nonprofit partners Sojourner Center and Family Promise of Greater Phoenix.
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Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid America Distributes CareKits to New Orleans Area Families

HomeAid visited the New Orleans area and donated 100 CareKits stuffed with essential hygiene items to Family Promise of St. Tammany in Slidell, LA.  The community outreach activity kicked off HomeAid's Homelessness Awareness Month, an annual campaign held every November to increase awareness about the issues of homelessness.  
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