Attention Empowered Women of Santa Clarita and LA: Build Homes for Veterans with Habitat!


Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) is excited to announce the the 2013 Women Empowerment Build (WE Build). On May 18th, 2013 Habitat will welcome all of North Los Angeles County to be a part of this empowering event where local women join forces to build veteran homes in their local community. Led by the 2013, Chairwoman, Cheri Fleming, owner of Valencia Acura and President-elect of Soroptomist International, Women Empowerment Build encourages volunteers to make a difference and provides an opportunity for women to learn construction techniques in a supportive environment. The purpose of the WE Build will be to begin to engage Habitat for Humanity female family members who are going to receive homes and female community … Read More

Habitat for Humanity Brings Healing Art to Bowman High


Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV), as part of their Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and their Enrichment Services program has partnered with A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), to bring healing art workshops to the students at Bowman High School in Santa Clarita. Over the last 7 weeks, over 500 Bowman High students have participated in more than 31 AWBW class sessions focusing on topics to help students express their emotions through art. Classes included: Stepping Stones, Examining Relationship Collage, My Relationship Boundaries Revealed for Teens, The Reasons Why we Smile, A Book About Me, Funeral of I Cant’s, and more. These workshops taught by Pamela Braly and assisted by Teresa Simpson, Natalie Coleman and Susan Contreras, have received the … Read More

Santa Clarita City Council Gives Green Light to Veteran Families


Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys received the final green light from Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday night to build its 87-home Habitat “Enriched” Neighborhood for veterans and their families. This comes as great news not only to Habitat for Humanity but for the five local veteran families who are already pre-approved to move into this community and 20 in process. At the Tuesday meeting, Santa Clarita City Council made final approvals to change the zoning for the property where Habitat for Humanity, in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs, will be building the affordable veteran-specific community, known as “SCV Habitat for Heroes”. One of the future homeowners pre-approved for this community is army-veteran, Joshua Towe. He … Read More

Volunteers of the Month


This April we would like to recognize two outstanding Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV volunteers, Ian Roberts and Steve Fiske. Ian has been volunteering with us since October 2012 and has been to almost every build site, including new construction and Critical Home Repairs/Disability Modifications and has spent many days at the Chatsworth Habitat Restore. He started volunteering after watching a documentary about Habitat for Humanity. He was inspired by the work Habitat does worldwide and wanted to make a difference right here in his local community. He was also excited to learn that our Habitat for Humanity affiliate is focusing on providing housing to our Veterans. In Ian’s Words: “I come from a family of Army and Navy serviceman so … Read More

SCV Veteran Leads Effort To Bring Vietnam Wall To Town

Looking to support fellow veterans and educate Santa Clarita Valley youth, Chuck Morris, of Santa Clarita is bringing a Vietnam War memorial wall to Santa Clarita. “It’s amazing how big this event has become — from an idea to fruition — it’s amazing,” said Morris, a veteran of the Korean War. The effort, which is still looking for volunteers, will bring a wall full of names to the Santa Clarita Valley — a 360-foot long, 8-foot high tribute to the 58,238 men and women who died in service during the Vietnam War. The wall will be erected in the Valencia Town Center parking lot, near the intersection of Town Center Drive and Citrus Street, for four days, Sept. 26-29, he … Read More