HHTC News

Helping or enabling?

Helping OR Enabling?? Is there really a difference between helping and enabling? What is enabling? What are the causes and effects of this behavior on both the “enabler” and the person being “helped”? Helping is doing something for someone else that they are unable to...

Recruiting the right people is worth the effort

In many affiliates, each committee member assumes a new partner role. This method has advantages: Former partners provide effective training for new committee members Committee members can network during monthly meetings Frustrations and questions can be shared...

Volunteer In Service To America

I currently supervise, teach and help Habitat for Humanity partner families. It's been a very challenging and rewarding experience. In regards to financial management I have had to be hard on the families at times for their best interest and they've been in my office...

Training and development as an AmeriCorps VISTA

Training and Development As soon as I began working for Habitat for Humanity of Teller County we were working on re-branding the affiliate. This entailed creating an entirely new website from scratch: TellerHabitat.org. I was lucky enough to be able to contribute in a...

Life as an AmeriCorps VISTA

Service Projects 3 Habitat families have completed their Homebuyer Education program. It was very rewarding to be able to create curriculum which lead to witness families utilizing what they learned. The three families have been working on their credit and continue to...

Addressing the need

Why Habitat for Humanity is needed The world is experiencing a global housing crisis Worldwide, some 827.6 million people live in urban slums.1 By 2020, it is estimated the world slum population will reach almost 1 billion.2 About 50 percent of the world’s population...

Habitat Housing Benefits People All Over the Country

We are blessed to have media interns for Habitat for Humanity of Teller County. They previously lived in a Habitat home in another state. Read their story! How Habitat for Humanity made a difference in our lives. I met the woman that would be my wife for the first...

Building their stories

Habitat for Humanity of Teller County completed Phase II of Las Casas in the fall of 2014. This phase of the project provides homes to three new families as well as new playground and family BBQ areas. Our Executive Director, Jamie hides behind the sign to show off...