Everyone deserves to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Through shelter, we empower…and every one of us deserves a fair chance.
Living in substandard housing endangers a family’s health and safety, erodes their hope and self-worth and can impair the ability of their children to succeed in life. Impoverished children are at increased risk of juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school drop-out and employment problems later in life.
Homeownership helps to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. Habitat for Humanity believes that with a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.