HomeAid’s mission is to build new lives for Northern California’s homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid Northern California was created in 1999 and is supported by the building industry to address and solve the problem of homelessness. We are one of 16 chapters across the country and because of that, we are the largest nationwide provider of transitional housing. Working with Service Providers, we build the facilities where the temporarily homeless learn the skills to re-enter the mainstream while living in dignified surroundings.
The HomeAid model mobilizes members of the building industry to donate labor, materials and expertise, allowing the service provider to concentrate on funds for operating the shelter. These shelters include counseling and job training as core components of their programs - ultimately offering "a hand up, not a hand out."