Women across the country are working hard to make ends meet often in unsafe homes and communities.

According to the National Women's Law Center, more than one in seven women and more than one in five children live in poverty. More than half of those children live in families headed by women, and most don’t have a spouse’s income to rely on to support their family. Together we can increase the health and safety of their homes, and empower women to become change makers in their communities.

Seattle

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rebuilding Together and Rebuilding Together Seattle brought together volunteers to provide critical repairs and renovations to four homes in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila, while home renovation and design professionals Rebecca West Interiors and AmyWorks Inc. led home repair workshops for the community. The homes repaired were owned by women who have been in the community for several years and desired to remain in their homes but were unable to afford repairs. She Builds in Seattle was made possible because of partners like CBRE, Meredith Corporation, Vulcan Inc. and BECU.




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NYC

Saturday, October 1, 2016

On Saturday, October 1, Rebuilding Together partnered with our affiliate Rebuilding Together NYC to renovate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter for formerly incarcerated and women and their children managed by the Women's Prison Association. Volunteers helped with repairs and renovations that included mold abatement, upgrades to the child care floor, repainting of rooms and hallways, upgrades to the shared outdoors space and more.

Our volunteers completed nearly 800 hours of volunteer service at the Sarah Powell Huntington House making a real difference in the lives of 29 women, 46 children, and the Women's Prison Association and local community.

Since 1993, the Sarah Powell Huntington House has given recently reunified families the chance to access services designed to promote long-term health, stability, and self-sufficiency. Women's Prison Association staff work with families to achieve goals such as securing safe and stable housing, enrolling in school, seeking employment, finding a healthcare provider, and managing the full range of day-to-day household and family challenges. Children get homework help and recreational activities through the Women's Prison Association’s youth services.

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Nashville

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Rebuilding Together joined its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Nashville, for She Builds Nashville. In partnership with HGTV, the event brought HGTV talent and country music stars together with local volunteers to restore Thistle Farms, a sanctuary helping women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution by providing them with a safe place to live, counseling, job training and other basic life skills and services.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry with the women of Thistle Farms

HGTV's Listed Sisters Alana LeBlanc and Lex LeBlanc join Nashville Mayor Megan Barry,
Rebuilding Together President and CEO Caroline Blakely, and HGTV's Annette Brun. 

State Rep. Beth Harwell joins Rebuilding Together President and CEO Caroline Blakely on the She Builds project site. 

Ayla Brown and Steve Dorian were just a few country stars joined volunteers and HGTV talent at She Builds Nashville. 

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