HomeAid Sacramento News


February 2016


 

HomeAid Sacramento and The New Home Company (NWHM) today participated in the dedication of the Wallace and Vannuci Shelter expansion at Empower Yolo, the first domestic violence shelter in Yolo County, founded in 1977. With the expansion, the shelter, which has served more than 2,000 women and children since its inception, will increase its bed capacity from 27 to 35 beds.


"We're pleased to be able to apply the expertise of the home building industry to help the women and children served by Empower Yolo rebuild their lives," said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid Sacramento. "Along with the donations of labor and materials from our home building partner, The New Home Company and their trade partners, we also received a grant from the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation that helped offset the costs for the work on this project."

"For our company, its not simply about building a community and then moving on to the next one," said Kevin Carson, Northern California President of NWHM. "It is always our goal to help the communities we build thrive and achieving that involves supporting the work of organizations like Empower Yolo. This expansion will go a long way toward helping shelter clients get back on their feet, and we look forward to working with HomeAid and Empower Yolo in the future."

 

HomeAid worked with NWHM and 22 of its trade partners to complete the shelter expansion. The shelter expansion also comes at a critical time for Empower Yolo, which in 2015 alone, sheltered 147 women and 188 children escaping domestic violence, for a total of 13,239 bed nights of shelter provided. Additionally, the organization has also provided 71 educational presentations to 1,086 people on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  

 

"The entire Empower Yolo family is grateful for the opportunity to work with HomeAid and NWHM to increase the space we have in our shelter for more victims of domestic violence," said Lynnette Irlmeier, Executive Director of Empower Yolo. "This collaboration resulted in a substantial savings to our organization, paving the way for us to dedicate more resources to providing support for the women and children that come to us for help."

Click Here for the Official Press Release!

 

November ... 2015


HomeAid Sacramento hosted a Painting a Better Tomorrow event today at the Alpha Henson Center for the Sacramento Valley’s Teen Challenge in Lincoln.

“This program is one that is near and dear to the hearts of everyone involved with our organization,” said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid. “Painting a Better Tomorrow is an effort that has improved a number of facilities throughout the region and really embodies what the homebuilding industry is all about, and that’s giving back. So, thank you to all of our volunteers and our sponsors for making this wonderful event possible.”

The event was made possible thanks to more than 30 volunteers from VITEK Mortgage, funding from All State Insurance, and materials provided by Kelly Moore Paints.


September 22, 2015


 HomeAid Sacramento and the Volunteers of America, Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter, are renovating an exisiting facility to create a Veteran’s Housing for Families, to fulfill the responsibility to serve our Veteran’s in our community. 

To turn this vision into a reality, Volunteers of America looked to its long time partner, HomeAid Sacramento, to undertake the renovation. With the generous support from The Home Depot Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation, HomeAid and Volunteers of America began planning the renovation. USA Properties Fund was chosen as the HomeAid Builder Captain for the project. Their team will renovate and update the interior of the 12 apartments, including new windows, and upgraded kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring.

We are excited to see the final result, as we are in Stage One of the project, renovating the first 6 apartments. They are ready to be transformed!

      

 Below is the official Press Release

   


August 28, 2015 


 

HomeAid Sacramento held its 12th annual Trap Shoot, "Shoot for Charity," at the Coon Creek Trap & Skeet Club in Lincoln. The signature event raises money for future and current HomeAid Projects! It was a great time! Our winners were: in first place, DZ Plumbing, in second place, The New Home Company, and in third place, Bank of America! And of course, last but not least, our "Save the Clay Winners:" USA Properties Fund--Multi Family Edition! Click below for a link to the official Press Release!

Official Press Release

 


July 18, 2015


 

 Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California Family Housing Expansion

Ronald McDonald is proud to provide a "home away from home" for those families whose children are being hospitalized, so they can stay close to their children at all times. The new 20 guest room expansion will now be able to hold up to 800 families a year. HomeAid partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California, and introduced them to the New Home Company, who lead the construction as the Builder Captain. The New Home Company also introduced us to five new trade partners: Production Framing, Heritage One, Behr Paint, RDS Painters, and Sierra Wes Dry Wall. We are so proud to see the completed product, and it looks wonderful. We want to extend a big thank you to our Builder Captain, and the wonderful trade partners. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California is excited to start filling the new rooms with          families and their children!


 

June 24, 2015


Press Release by Next Move

GRAND RE-OPENING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE MAJOR RENOVATION OF SACRAMENTO FAMILY HOMELESS SHELTER

Groundbreaking ceremony:

Who:               U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Next Move Sacramento President and CEO Carolyn Brodt, Beth Kang of Home Aid Sacramento, Goodwill Industries President Joseph Mendez, USA Properties Fund Senior Vice President Michael McCleery, the California Department of Housing & Community Development and families staying at the shelter.

What:              Grand Reopening to highlight expansion and renovation of family shelter 

Where:            Next Move’s Family Shelter Campus

4516 Parker Avenue, Sacramento, CA

South of 14th Ave & West of Stockton Boulevard

When:             Tuesday, June 30       

                        Tours of new facility begin at 9:30 a.m.

                        Grand Opening ceremony and press conference at 10 a.m.

                        One-on-one interviews available / Spanish speaker available

Why:               The renovation increases nightly capacity from 55 to 85 people and includes three new classrooms, a commercial kitchen, dining room, computer lab and new space for the Head Start Program.

See more details about the project in the news release below:

LOCAL AGENCIES TO CELEBRATE RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF FAMILY HOMELESS SHELTER THAT WILL PROVIDE HOUSING

FOR 85 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN NIGHTLY

SACRAMENTO – Next Move is excited to announce the grand reopening of the Next Move Family Shelter Campus, an emergency homeless shelter on Parker Avenue, after major renovations were made to accommodate more needy families.

“The renovations made here in such a short time are astounding. It speaks volumes to the commitment and dedication of our community partners to help Sacramento families in need,” said Carolyn Brodt, President and CEO of Next Move Sacramento. "The new upgrades to the shelter will allow us to serve more families and provide them with a stable and thriving environment every night.”

In addition to new family and living quarters, the shelter will add three classrooms, a commercial kitchen, a dining room, a computer lab and new space for the Head Start Program.  

Construction was funded through a $1 million State of California EHAP CD grant, an additional $1 million donation from Goodwill, the coordination of USA Properties Fund to provide $500,000 worth of in-kind donations through its valued trade partners and Next Move’s contribution of $300,000 through fundraisers and private donations. 

“HomeAid’s building team and community partners stepped up and today our community is better for the exceptional efforts of these groups,” said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid Sacramento, which helped secure grant funding and coordinate builders.

A recent survey by Sacramento Steps Forward found there are 2,538 homeless people in Sacramento County. One third live without any shelter. The number of homeless families increased by nearly one third from 2009 to 2013.

“USA Properties Fund is proud to have partnered with Next Move and HomeAid Sacramento in the transformation of the Parker Avenue Campus.  We are excited to add 30 beds to this facility.  As an affordable housing provider, USA understands and supports the need for transitional housing and is concerned with those who have been displaced,” said Michael McCleery, Senior Vice President of USA Properties Fund. “USA Properties Fund thanks our committed industry partners who have given so much in completion of this project.  Without their dedication and community spirit, the project would not be feasible.”

The shelter opened its doors on Parker Avenue in 1974 and provided emergency housing for 25 people in six rooms. A 1986 expansion more than doubled the number of rooms and allowed the shelter to host 55 individuals each night.

“With additional capacity, Next Move can better serve a critical need in our community and keep more families together. Goodwill is proud to help make it happen,” said Joseph Mendez, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada.

With the new and renovated buildings, 30 new beds will allow Next Move to house a total of 85 people each night. 

The shelter is one of two facilities in the Sacramento area that allows entire families to stay together in one room.

CONTACT:

Rob McAllister
(916) 781-0650 (office)
(916) 597-0696 (cell)
rob@halldinpr.com
 
Kerri Aiello
Next Move
(916) 288-5361 (cell)
Kerri.L.Aiello@gmail.com

 

July 10, 2014


Press Release by Sacramento Ronald McDonald House

 

SACRAMENTO RONALD McDONALD HOUSE TO BREAK

GROUND ON NEW EXPANSION

20 More Bedrooms Will Serve More Families

Sacramento, California, July 1, 2014 - - Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California (RMHCNC) announced today the groundbreaking ceremony for a 20 bedroom expansion to the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House.

The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home away from home’ for children and their families who need temporary housing while receiving medical care in Sacramento. Opened in 1998, the House currently serves 18 families a night but unfortunately, is full every single night.

“The House is currently at maximum capacity. Last year, we served 624 families but had to turn away almost 1,300 due to a lack of space,” commented Steve Stuck RMHCNC Board President. “The fact that we’re adding 20 more bedrooms means we’ll be able to more than double our capacity. That’s something we’ve worked hard for and are excited about.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will include a number of speakers including Dave Lucchetti, CEO of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Steve Ramirez, local McDonald’s owner/operator and RMHC Global Chairman of the Board, a representative of HomeAid and the Pickett family who stayed at the House during a medical crisis in their lives. Master of Ceremonies is Kelly Brothers.

In addition to the speakers and a formal groundbreaking, tours of the existing Ronald McDonald House will be available for guests. Details of the event are:

Thursday, July 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Sacramento Ronald McDonald House
2555 49th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

The 18,000 square foot expansion is expected to be completed by July of 2015 and will include 20 new guest rooms, spacious kitchen and dining area, indoor playroom, computer room, video game room, laundry facilities and a new fitness center.

Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. is the general contractor. Stafford King Wiese Architects is the architect. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., HomeAid, which is the charitable foundation of the North State Building Industry Association, and The New Home Company are partners in the project.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the lives of children and their families by supporting the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. While the owners of local McDonald's restaurants generously contribute to the Charity, the majority of financial support comes from community donations, corporate sponsorships and special events.

Photo opportunities will be available to the media although the event is not open to the public.


 

May 8, 2014 


“The Best Place to be is Together” 

HomeAid/North State Building Industry Association Bedroom at Saint John’s

 

One of HomeAid Sacramento’s newest Board members, Chad Watts and his family planned and decorated our bedroom at Saint John’s Program for Real Change new facility in Sacramento.  Chad’s wife Mindy, and their children, Megan, Joey, Ethan and Libby rolled up their sleeves to help transform the room into a homey place to be!
 
Saint John’s asked us to provide an inspirational quote for our room and Chad’s family decided on “The best place to be is together.” The Watts family donated the sign for the room. 
Chad’s oldest daughter, Megan picked out the theme for the bedroom. Chad told us,  “Megan thought the families would want their room decorated with a Tinker Bell theme”.
 
Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid Sacramento went to  Saint John’s to drop off another item for the room and she met the family staying in the room.  Kang recalls  "a very sweet little four year old girl showed me the Tinker Bell tote bag that she brought with her to Saint John's and told me how much she loved their special room and the Tinker Bell night lights." The mother of the little girl told Kang, “This feels like a home to us just when we need it the most. THANK YOU!"
 
HomeAid says thank you to Chad and his family for working on this project and for helping HomeAid achieve its goals and mission of providing DIGNIFIED housing one project at a time!

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April 4, 2014


 

HOMEAID SACRAMENTO, SAINT JOHN’S TEAM UP
TO DEDICATE NEW SHELTER BUILDING

 

ROSEVILLE – HomeAid Sacramento, the charitable foundation of the North State Building Industry Association (NSBIA), participated in a dedication ceremony today for a new shelter building at the Saint John’s Program for Real Change (formerly known as St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children) in Sacramento.

HomeAid, K. Hovnanian Homes, and Eskaton contributed nearly $100,000 in labor and materials to the Saint. John’s shelter project. Additionally, builders and subcontractors, led by K. Hovnanian Homes, built the residential areas of the shelter building. Meanwhile, Eskaton, the senior housing company, provided critical budgeting expertise.  

“I would like to thank our members K. Hovnanian Homes and Eskaton for stepping up to the plate in a big way on this project,” said Beth Kang, HomeAid’s Executive Director. “We feel the new shelter building will serve as an important resource in Saint John’s efforts to positively impact the lives of homeless women and children in the area.” 

“Our goal is to help homeless women with children attain independence by providing services to address the root cause of homelessness,” said Michele Steeb, the CEO of Saint John’s. “And, this new shelter will help us achieve that goal by providing more space for children’s programs and classrooms and even more importantly by allowing families to have their own rooms.”

 The new 25,000-square-foot facility will provide 31 bedrooms for up to 124 homeless women and children. Saint John’s last facility will be converted into Saint John’s second site for supportive housing. The new supportive housing site will have 14 rooms, allowing an additional 60 women and children to continue their longer-term employment training after timing out of the 120-day Shelter. They will be able to live there for up to 18 additional months.

Funding for the facility was also provided by $1 million, 10-year forgivable loan from the California Department of Housing and Community Development; a $1 million grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco; a $400,000 grant from Wells Fargo; and a $15,000 grant from the Lennar Foundation, which helped complete the renovations. Additionally, the Buzz Oates Group of Companies, which sold the property to Saint John’s at a discounted price, built the commercial kitchen, childcare center, classrooms and lounge areas. Other contractors and suppliers who participated in the project included commercial contractor Heckman Construction, nonprofit affordable housing company Pacific Housing, Capital City Drywall, Timberworks Construction, Citadel Premium Design and painting company Vandemark Enterprises.

“Unlike most HomeAid projects, which are undertaken mainly by homebuilders and their suppliers, the Saint John’s project was a cooperative endeavor with the commercial building community, “Kang said “We certainly hope to have laid the groundwork for a model of future success with this project.”

Founded in 1996, HomeAid Sacramento is one of 13 chapters located across the United States founded to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. HomeAid Sacramento is the charity of choice for the North State Building Industry Association.