Building the Foundation for a Happier, Healthier Life
Do you remember what it was like growing up? Having a warm, welcoming home that always felt safe? At the time, you likely didn’t think about those things. No one could blame you for taking them for granted. Carefree; that’s how growing up should be. But life is not carefree for many children of Northern Virginia families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Many Northern Virginia families live month-to-month, making it nearly impossible to get ahead. They’re forced to decide between heat and rent – a choice no family should ever have to make. Every family deserves a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s goal is to make that dream a reality.
Home-ownership is about more than just building equity, as it can instill a family with a renewed sense of confidence and pride. Children have become happier and more outgoing, leading to improved grades and better health. Parents have used their newly discovered sense of accomplishment to return to school, learn a new trade, or upgrade their job skills. The impact is immediate; the effects everlasting.
Many partner families are so moved and thankful for the opportunity to better their lives that they continue to give to their communities by helping others break free of the cycle of poverty. From becoming a partner family to the day they pay off their mortgage, Habitat partner families are given the support and guidance they need to make sure they succeed.By supporting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia you are not just providing for the bricks and mortar to build a house, you’re giving families the hand up they need to build a better life.