No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
Jessica Layton and her children have had some tough times, but their faith and perseverance have carried them through. Through partnership with the Woodland Park Community Church, Jessica and her children will be moving from transitional housing into a permanent home in the Clock Tower Condominiums.
Gail Wingerd does it all – runs a business, volunteers with Habitat, works for Woodland Park Main Street, and is active in the Teller Business Builders group. After ten years as a volunteer, Gail is all ready to become a Habitat homeowner as soon as the Clock Tower Condominiums are complete.
Welcome baby Edith! 2016 was a year of blessings for the Manley family. Just weeks after moving into their home in Divide, Edith was born. After a year of staying with family to save up for their own house, Bryan, Jackie, Emmitt, Edith, and their two dogs are all happy to be in their own home.
Long after his required sweat equity hours were complete, Sean Malone could be found working to build his house every day off he had! Now, instead of living with family, the Malones live in the Las Casas complex. Sean and his wife Heather both work at the Hungry Bear, and they are happy to be able to live, work, and raise their two children in Woodland Park.
Prior to moving into their home in Sherwood Forest, Debbie Gurley was paying 50% of her monthly income for a small apartment where her three children had to share one bedroom. In their Habitat home, there is enough room for everyone, and no more than 30% of their monthly income is spent on housing, and Debbie can continue to provide a home for her children.
As a small child, Andromeda Wyckoff thought living in poverty was normal. She and her two brothers were often sick. There were mold, dust and mushrooms growing in her closet. When she was ten, the family moved into their Habitat home in Florissant. The kids stopped getting sick, and had space to play outdoors. Andromeda says, “Habitat gave me the first place I ever called home and it was wonderful.”