UCLA Habitat Chapter to ‘Enrich’ Children’s Lives in Pacoima


Habitat for Humanity’s UCLA Youth United Chapter received a grant from the Community Service Commission of UCLA Student Government  to continue with the Homework Help program at the Habitat for Humanity Pierce Street Villas Community in Pacoima. The UCLA Habitat of over 50 active members will provide all the materials (curriculum, writing utensils, etc) to teach and supplement the homework that the children have for the week. This is offered to the Habitat families as part of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ Enrichment program. Our Enriched Neighborhood model provides no-cost social and educational services to the neighborhoods. These services include: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Teen Empowerment and Children’s Programs such as tutoring, and are unique to our Habitat for Humanity … Read More

Home Depot Helps 100% Disabled Vietnam Veteran in Palmdale


Home Depot, lead sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ Habitat for Heroes’ Veteran home repair program, helped change the life of a Vietnam Vet Saturday, January 19, for Lancaster City’s MLK Day event. Home Depot has sponsored and helped repair over 10 Veteran homes in North Los Angeles County through this ‘Critical Home Repair/Disability Modification’ program over the last year. The MLK day of service veteran, Robert Primeux, was recently honored in Washington, D.C. at the Vietnam Wall Celebration as one of the few remaining 100% disabled veterans in the Vietnam Conflict. He is a low-income veteran.  Before MLK Day, his home had no carpeting, padding or any flooring as it needed to be taken up due … Read More

Northrop Grumman Gives Hope to In-Need Veterans in the Antelope Valley

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Northrop Grumman helped change the life of one disabled veteran Saturday, January 19 and will help other low-income veterans in the Antelope Valley in the coming months. As part of the City of Lancaster’s MLK Day of Service, Northrop Grumman helped volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ with a Critical Home Repair/Disability Modification on a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran’s home in Palmdale. This effort to serve veterans with housing services is Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV’s “Habitat for Heroes” program. Northrop Grumman furthered their support by providing funding to assist more local veterans with repair needs and disability modifications in the Antelope Valley. The MLK day home repair was on Robert Primeaux’s home. Robert was recently honored in … Read More

The Weingart Foundation Awards Capacity Building Grant to Habitat SF/SCV


The Weingart Foundation has awarded a Capacity Building Grant to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys to allow the affiliate to replicate and expand its Enriched Neighborhood Model, housing services, and ReStore programs. Habitat for Humanity is very thankful for the partnership with The Weingart Foundation. This funding will allow Habitat SF/SCV continue to grow in these challenging times. This grant will be a critical component to our ongoing campaign to construct two new Veteran “Habitat for Heroes” communities in Sylmar and Santa Clarita in collaboration with CalVet. These communities will consist of 4-bedroom 2-story homes and, in the case of Santa Clarita, several 3-bedroom, 1-level ADA compliant homes, as well. Construction has already started on the Sylmar project. … Read More

Plum Canyon Elementary wins $4000 from SoCalGas sponsored Fundraising Competition


[Santa Clarita, CA, (November 26, 2012)] On Monday, November 26th, the Southern California Gas Company presented a $4000 check to Plum Canyon Elementary in Santa Clarita for winning a multi-district fundraising competition. Plum Canyon raised over $2,227 for veteran family home repairs for Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ special program, ‘SCV Habitat for Heroes’. Plum Canyon Elementary beat out 5 other elementary schools in 3 different Santa Clarita school districts with the ‘Nickels for Nails’ Fundraiser. This fundraiser started Fall Semester 2011, when Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys wanted to get students and youth involved with their special SCV Habitat for Heroes program. The Southern California Gas Company, a founding sponsor of the special ‘SCV Habitat … Read More