HOMEAID Northern Virginia INC

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 3684 Centerview Dr. Suite 110B Chantilly VA 20151 USA

Mission: HomeAid Northern Virginia builds and maintains homeless shelters and transitional housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.
Results: In 2012 alone, 7 Projects Completed, Thousands of Lives Changed HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated its 11-year anniversary doing what it does best—changing lives. Thanks to 7 Builder Captains and dozens of trade partners, HANV invested nearly $620,000 into the renovation and completion of homeless shelter projects throughout Northern Virginia – 61% of the costs were donated, thereby allowing care providers to focus their own funds on programs and services that directly help the homeless. Over 2,100 people were served in 2012, a number that will grow exponentially as people transition out of the renovated facilities and new individuals and families move in.
Target demographics: area shelters provide life-changing services to the homeless and victims of domestic abuse
Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia
Programs: the Shelter Program in which we connect with builders in the community in order to provide in-kind donations to complete necessary renovations and building projects for Northern Virginia shelters. The renovations and building projects allow community shelters to provide a stable, safe environment in which the homeless and those in danger of homelessness can work to create for themselves a new beginning built out of hope and dignity. HomeAid's work raising funds and connecting trade and shelter partners enables shelters to serve more families in the area and to reserve their own funding resources for the provision of life-changing assistance, such as job skill development. HomeAid's program, Women Giving Back, provides donated clothing to women and children from area shelters free of charge, enabling them to enter the workforce or the educational system with appropriate clothing, providing a fresh start for those in need.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 30-0089379
571-283-6300
http://www.homeaidnova.org/
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I work directly with HomeAid Northern Virginia, and this organization is truly dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives. Under the excellent leadership of Christy Eaton, HomeAid is constantly in the community developing partnerships that lead to new and improved housing for people who are homeless. What an impactful and inspiring organization!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I spent 25 yrs as a nonprofit exec before starting my own consulting firm. Through my company I have had the privilege of working with HomeAid as a meeting facilitator and as their strategic planning consultant. I have never before worked with a group that is more dedicated and focused and has an incredible ability stay laser focused on their mission yet execute in such a comfortable, non-stressed way. Even during the grand recession when the housing market was dead, the housing execs on the HomeAid NoVA board continued to fund the work and actively participate at all levels.
Karen Cleveland
Cleveland Group, LLC

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the honor of chairing HOMEAID Northern Virginia's Annual Gala in 2008. That year the economy was in shambles, but everyone involved worked tirelessly to support a charity that partners builders and their subs to build and renovate homeless shelters and so wonderfully supports other non profits that serve the homeless. HOMEAID Northern Virginia is still a rather unknown charity to many in the Washington, DC metro area, but the work they do is truly substantial.

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Sue Butler, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
The Paxton Companies

Several years ago I got involved with HOMEAID Northern Virginia as a volunteer. I began by working on the sponsorship committee for their annual Gala and in 2008 I chaired the Gala. The work of this charity is amazing and profound. They partner builders and what they do best - build and renovate - with their subs to build and renovate homeless shelters for other nonprofits who serve the homeless in northern Virginia. People on the board and committees and sponsors ALL generously give of their time, their expertise, their talents, and their resources. The work of HOMEAID also serves to educate and support other charities who assist the homeless. I know from firsthand experience with this charity it remains one of the best kept secret in northern Virginia and helps many!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid has assisted my organization and the clients we serve for many years. Most recently, their volunteer efforts to put on the "Night at the Ballpark" has been extremely successful. In the past, they have helped us renovate housing units for our transitional housing programs. I cannot say enough good things about HomeAids work - truly wonderful seeing what they continuously do for the community!

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Rating: 5 stars  

While having the opportunity to volunteer at HomeAid Northern Virginia I was able to see inside the work HomeAid does and the impact it has on the community. Their efforts are truly amazing the and are helping to change people's lives everyday. The staff is extraordinary and take pleasure in their work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase community recognition of the organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid Northern Virginia is led by an amazing executive director and team who are passionate and genuine about the services and assistance they provide to shelter residents that impact and change their lives for the better. In the summer and fall of 2013, I worked on a domestic violence awareness project with survivors in our area shelters and transitional housing, and the support I received from HomeAid Northern Virginia through interviews, references and recommendations expanded and enriched the project. The quality of the physical work of the builders and trade partners involved in the repair and renovation projects of shelters equals the quality of the hearts of all of the individuals who commit to make all of their programs and activities successful.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

For more than 10 years I have been donating time, money and items to HomeAid Northern Virginia for their Annual GALA. They work with many companies and non-profit organization to help homeless families and individuals rebuild their lives. I would recommend you visit their website www.homeaidnova.org to see their many projects and events. They are an extraordinary organization!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid does a great job working with its shelter partners, builder captains, and others to really make a difference in the daily lives of people who might not have had a place to call home. The staff and board are always looking for ways to provide better services to both the shelter organizations and their clients. I have always been impressed by the quality and high number of projects completed - HomeAid is DEFINITELY making a difference in Northern Virginia!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

While volunteering with HomeAid Northern Virginia I was truly moved by how dedicated its members are. Each individual that I got the chance to work with shows passion and enthusiasm towards their cause. It is clear that the work they are doing is really bettering the lives of Northern Virginia's homeless.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase community recognition of the organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HomeAid is a well-run organization and it's easy to see what a difference it makes to those in need in the Northern Virginia community. It's a pleasure working for this organization!
Christy Eaton

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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