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Women of Habit is all about empowering women to be part of Twin Cities Habitat’s mission. There are two ways to get involved: Women Build and Hearth & Hope. Both groups support Habitat’s unique model that combines housing literacy education, a 0% interest mortgage, engagement between women volunteers and women homebuyers, a breadth of homeownership programs, and a focus on neighborhoods. This approach enables us to have deep impact on women’s lives. But while Women Build and Hearth & Hope are designed to engage women in Habitat’s work, they do it in different ways!
The National and Community Trust Act of 1993 brought the AmeriCorps program to the forefront in the United States. AmeriCorps members serve for nonprofits, community organizations and public agencies in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection.
Delilah Montgomery and her two daughters, Timiya (9) and Jelia (10), had gotten used to moving from apartment to apartment due to pests and other issues. Recently, they moved into a 2-bedroom apartment that met their needs for the time being, but Delilah was tired of paying someone else for housing and wanted the freedom to decorate and renovate her home as she and her children desired. Delilah has wanted to own her own home for a long time, but when she had looked into buying one, she was denied due to her credit.
Bring your family for a day of creativity and artwork!
By Naomi Krueger Courtesy of Books Make A Difference
Urban slums are home to 827.6 million people worldwide. In the United States, 48.5 million people live in poverty. Gaining access to affordable and decent housing is an increasing challenge and, believe it or not, reading and sharing book experiences may be a step toward finding a solution.
Farrah says her life is an open book. In many ways it feels like a memoir of heartbreak. Farrah’s father used drugs and her mother suffered from mental illness. A date rape at age 14 made Farrah a teenage mother. Her breaking point could have been when her older brother, who helped raise her, was murdered.
The Timaul family of three has lived in their North East Minneapolis home for nearly three years. Tilkiewattie is a single mom from Guyana, with a daughter studying marketing at St. Olaf College, and her son in his senior year of high school.
For our final post in this year’s #Thankful Thursday series, we wanted to send a thank you to all of our Twin Cities Habitat families. Without their faith, patience, and dedication to our process, requirements, and trainings, our programs would not be the huge successes they are today.
Warner Bros. has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to take to the road – the Yellow Brick Road, that is!
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity invites a wide array of volunteer groups to help build community at Habitat build sites. Be it a group of co-workers, members of the same faith community, or even a family and friends celebrating a birthday, there are few better ways to spend a day together than making a difference in the life of a well-deserving family.
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