A Unique HomeAid Care Day at Chris 180
Volunteers assist with final phase of construction at transitional home for young adults.
By: HomeAid Atlanta
HomeAid Care Days are "done in a day" workdays providing free-of-charge maintenance and repairs for nonprofit organizations providing resources for people at-risk for, or experiencing, homelessness in Atlanta. The home, located in the English Avenue neighborhood, will be operated by Chris 180 to provide transitional housing and services for young adults who age out of the foster care system. The mission of CHRIS 180 is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community through mental health counseling, training, providing safe housing, and real-world skill building. Quest Community Development will assist in managing the facility. Quest develops affordable housing and provides needs-based community services to enhance the quality of life for underserved individuals and families. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity visualizes an Atlanta where all people have access to quality affordable housing in safe, vibrant neighborhoods with opportunities to thrive.
Over the course of the August 2 Care Day, volunteers completed much-needed tasks including painting, installing bathroom mirrors and other hardware throughout the home, adding a vapor barrier in the crawl space, building porch railings, and more. The efforts of the volunteers provided a savings of over $5,000 for Chris 180. HomeAid is grateful to all volunteers and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity for their hard work.
Longtime HomeAid Atlanta Board Member Steve King with Quantum National Bank built handrails for the front stairs in the rain that day. "Of course I'm a huge supporter of the work that HomeAid does," he said, "and even in the rain, it was a great day to be able to get out of the office to help all these organizations working together to make a home for young people facing homelessness."
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 100 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations serving victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.