Today, one out of every four people around the world are still in need of a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. In addition to lifting our hammers, we must also lift our voices in support of adequate shelter. Advocating for sustainable and inclusive policies and systems that promote access to decent housing is critical to achieving our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity York County was founded in 1985 by Miles Freeman and a small group of dedicated individuals. Since that time, Habitat has completed 31 homes in York County for hard-working people in need of decent, affordable housing.
In June 2013, Habitat opened a ReStore to support our mission. The ReStore sells donated building materials, appliances, furniture, hardware and household goods to the general public, and proceeds support Habitat’s affordable housing mission.
Habitat’s Weatherization and Aging in Place program brings community members together to assist low-income homeowners in need of assistance. Our mission is to help York County’s most vulnerable residents reduce their energy costs and improve their comfort, health, and safety in their home.
Our Women Build week fundraisers will support a local family of six. Read more about Sarah and her children below.
A Note From Sarah:
"When I applied for the Saco Habitat for Humanity House, I was a disabled, newly-single mother of young children and trying to navigate my own complex health conditions in addition to those of my children with special needs. I was facing the impending loss of our home and grappling with the reality that I may not be able to keep a roof over my children’s heads. The realization that I was unable to provide for their most basic needs on my own was heart-shattering.
The complex and varying needs of my children require support outside of what I can solely offer. I have spent years establishing these intricate networks of support that have enabled my children to function, to grow, and to thrive. Losing our home and the roots we have woven through our community would have cut my children off from every single support and lifeline that is helping our family and teaching my children to live and thrive in a world that is not designed for them.
I took a humble leap of faith and applied to be the partner family for the Saco Habitat for Humanity House. Habitat for Humanity has the ability to provide my family with the support and safety that I cannot attain on my own. I am limited and heartbroken that my children are being affected by what I cannot do alone. It takes a village and I am willing to do anything necessary to ensure my children have theirs. We are surviving, largely in part due to the generosity of our surrounding community and the leg-up this home has gifted us during our most desperate of times. I am able to work towards getting us back onto our own solid ground and we have the hope of healing and a future again. Words fail to capture the immensity of our gratitude.”