Learn about nonprofit HomeAid San Diego, the local chapter of the largest builder of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless in the United States.
The stage is set for the groundbreaking of Casa de Amparo’s new Casa Kids Campus on Nov. 16 in Twin Oaks Valley on 11.4 acres of land adjacent to San Marcos. With a Major Use Permit (MUP) acquired in March 2009, Casa de Amparo will start construction in January on its $14.3 million new facility, which will include a Children’s Services Center and three Children’s Shelter Cottages, totaling 32,000 square feet.
In 2010, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) selected HomeAid as one of two charitable partners to implement the company’s Shelter Program, which is a part of its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares. This collaborative effort is designed to improve the housing options for low-income communities across the country by assisting with building and housing projects for the underprivileged and homeless through CBRE corporate giving and volunteerism. There are 14 CBRE BuildMonth projects taking place across the country in September, where CBRE offices are partnering with their local HomeAid chapters to “Get Out and Give Back” to a nonprofit in their area that assists the temporarily homeless.
Casa de Amparo, a San Diego community leader and trailblazer in the field of child abuse treatment and prevention for more than 32 years, has set Nov. 16 as the date to break ground for its new Casa Kids Campus in Twin Oaks Valley adjacent to San Marcos.
HomeAid San Diego is the local chapter of HomeAid America, a national organization that is the largest builder of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless in the United States. HomeAid’s mission is “to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.” HomeAid San Diego is unique among nonprofits in that it partners with other nonprofits to build facilities, from which they provide social services to help the temporarily homeless move beyond their homeless situation, restore their self-worth and regain self-sufficiency.