September 19, 2013 A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys to add healing art workshops to the Enrichment Services they provide for disabled and low income veterans and families of the fallen. Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is currently working in collaboration with California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet) to build over 100 homes for this military community. In addition to affordable housing, Habitat will provide self-sufficiency training, social services and veteran-specific programs, including AWBW’s healing arts curriculum, to help maximize potential for reintegration and a solid family foundation. As part of the Enrichment Services offered, AWBW programs will meet the needs of veterans and their families with regards to the … Read More
Cruise Industry Employees Help Build Home for Los Angeles Area Veteran WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2013 — To mark the National Day of Service, more than 90 employees from the cruise industry volunteered today with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) to build a house for a veteran in the Southern California area. Volunteers from three Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines – Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises – joined the “Habitat for Heroes” initiative, which was created by Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to help build 12 houses for low-income veteran families. Together, the volunteers helped with the plastering, painting and construction of 12 homes in … Read More
Framing complete! Installing roof trusses at our Sylmar 12-home site!
Anheuser-Busch helped frame the Hernandez family’s home on Saturday Sept. 9 in Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley’s 12-home Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™ for veterans in Sylmar, CA. This will be the very first home for the Hernandez family. Efrain and Valerie, both Army Reserve veterans, and their three daughters are currently living in cramped quarters and are looking forward to having a place of their own with reasonable mortgage payments they can afford and a safe community for their children to play. As ¼ home American Dream team sponsors of the Sylmar Habitat for Heroes neighborhood, Anheuser- Busch will come out four times this year to help build the four bedroom/three bath homes in this community. Alongside the Hernandez … Read More
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has provided a grant to help Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV provide housing and enrichment services to our nation’s veterans. This funding will help Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV in their mission to build low-income housing for local veteran families and provide self-sufficiency and life-skills training to them in order for them to move up into the middle class. The Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™ model is unique to the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley affiliate; it offers no-cost social and educational services to the neighborhoods Habitat SF/SCV builds by connecting the families with other local agencies that bring services right into the neighborhoods. These services include financial education, health information, dental hygiene, teen empowerment and children’s … Read More