HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association with a mission to build new lives for homeless families and
individuals through housing and community outreach. Thanks to donations of labor and materials from Atlanta’s generous home building community, HomeAid has five projects in progress around Atlanta.
A project at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries in Atlanta with volunteer Builder Captain Pat Morgan of First Street Builders is in the final stages. The project includes total renovations to both Clifton’s emergency shelter and transitional facilities. Clifton serves homeless men by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and programs including case management, support groups, and counseling.
Volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Homes is finishing a renovation of The Drake Village in Roswell, two eight-unit apartment buildings located on the property adjacent to The Drake House’s existing crisis housing complex. This project will more than double The Drake House’s capacity to serve homeless women and their children in north Fulton, going from 44 beds to 100 beds.
In mid-April, a small Care Project at Wilderness Works City Camp in southeast Atlanta was completed under volunteer Builder Captain Steven Sanders-Meyers. This smaller repair and renovation project expanded two bunk rooms by connecting two existing rooms to add eight additional beds for at-risk inner-city children to enjoy a fun night at away camp.