Homelessness is an epidemic in San Diego. An estimated 10,000-15,000 people are without a home on any given night in our county. Nearly one-third of foster children become homeless in the 12-months after emancipation. The numbers are staggering, but the faces of the homeless are much like those belonging to you and me.
The homeless are women with young children or youth suddenly without foster parents. They are men and women unexpectedly laid off from jobs or overwhelmed by catastrophic medical bills. They are spouses abandoned in divorce or suffering from domestic violence. They are people struggling to recover from illness or injury. They are the temporarily homeless who need opportunities for new beginnings.
Since our founding in 2002, HomeAid San Diego has joined a national network of chapters to achieve one goal. We fight homelessness by bringing together builders, community leaders, trade partners, donors, volunteers and non-profit professional care providers. We galvanize people and organize resources to build transitional housing and shelters for men, women and children who are temporarily without a home.
Under the leadership of Builder Captains, HomeAid San Diego develops projects with the support of trade partners and volunteers. Once they are completed, non-profit professional care providers own and operate each project and utilize the facilities to provide services that help residents regain strength and purpose in a safe environment. Our goal – bring the fire of hope and pragmatic opportunities to individuals and families as they seek to restore their lives.
In just a few years, HomeAid San Diego has built nine projects with outstanding builders acting as Builder Captains and hundreds of local companies donating critical materials and services. These projects provide more than 45,000 bed nights each year in San Diego County. The total retail value of construction for these seven projects exceeds $2,200,000 of this, 93% was donated by our Builder Captains and their trade partners.
“The capacity to care defines the best of who and what we are in communities. In that spirit, HomeAid San Diego has forged a partnership of builders, care providers, community leaders and donors. We build shelters for the temporarily homeless and in doing so, we help people begin new lives.”
- Mark Read, HomeAid San Diego Board Member & Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
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