HomeAid was founded in 1989 in Orange County, CA and expanded into a national organization creating independent chapters across the country. HomeAid Colorado became a chapter of HomeAid America in 1999. HomeAid was founded in part with the idea that it would offer the building industry a way of giving back to the local community. HomeAid has grown far beyond its initial concept and has proven to be a viable way for communities to address the issues of poverty and temporary homelessness.
HomeAid's partnership program is designed to increase emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless people in our community. HomeAid Colorado implements its mission through partnerships with nonprofit organizations who are in need of new or expanded facilities and have a mission to support the homeless and strong client success rate in obtaining stability and independence.
In return HomeAid leverages its relationship with the local home building community and recruits a local builder captain to lead and supervise the construction or renovation of the project. The captain brings the in-kind resources of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants and delivers a project with an average of 68% of materials and labor donated. Since our first dedication in 2001, HomeAid Colorado has:
- completed 56 housing units for homeless families, domestic violence victims, veterans, and at risk youth
-provided 375 beds
-raised over $4.5 million in donations of labor, materials and services for the homeless housing community
In addition to our primary program of homeless housing development, HomeAid is proud to expand HomeAid Cares, our corporate volunteer program, and expand our Essentials program which leverages our volunteer base to donate diapers, wipes and formula between Mothers and Fathers Day. These programs allow HomeAid to impact homeless organizations that serve families with young children and the chronically homeless even though they may not have a construction project. By growing these programs HomeAid will be able to access new quality care providers which may in the future also have a need for program expansion.
HomeAid Colorado has been recognized by Housing Now, National Philanthropy Day and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.