The Client: Ms. L has been living in her home for thirty-six years. She loves to do arts and crafts with her young granddaughter, as well as volunteer at different organizations in her spare time. Currently, Ms. L works as an in-home care taker for the elderly, sometimes days at a time. She loves helping others, and in return often puts her own needs on the back burner. This is where we come in, helping her with landscaping, organizating her belongings, and basic repairs on her home. Read More »
The Project: Mr. R is not only a lifelong San Francisco native, but he can say one thing not many people can: he has lived in his current home for his whole life. Built in 1948, the home overlooks the city (on days where the fog isn’t overtaking the view!) and is surrounded by a lovely garden that Mr. R himself, a former landscaper, grows and maintains. Read More »
Client: The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults by providing educational, recreational and support services for free to the community. Part of a city wide network of Beacon Centers of 8 in all, the Beacon Initiative is a public-private partnership aims to transform public schools into youth and family centers that become a beacon of activity for the surrounding neighborhood. For more info on this awesome initiative and the other locations, check out the website HERE. Read More »
The Project: Ms. A and her husband moved into their home in the Bayview District in 1944. Since then, they have raised their 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and more than 20 great- and great-great-grandchildren in their home! Ms. A’s priority is the safety of her family, friends and community members; opening her multigenerational home to community members who are down on their luck. Read More »
The Project: Ms. G is an elderly widow living in the Excelsior and has lived in her home for 43 years. Her husband was a part of the US Navy and a big part of her life. Maintaining her home became very difficult for her after Mr. G passed on.
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The Project: Ms. M along with her three cousins decided to venture out to sunny California from Mississippi. Ms. M spent her life in San Francisco working as a nurse at UCSF while her husband was a Merchant Seaman. Ms. M is now 90 years old and her top priority is the safety of her family. Ms. M describes her home as a safe haven for all her nieces and nephews. As her niece stated, “It is a blessing to have an aunt that is willing to take care of others.” Read More »
The Project: The Oceanview/Merced/Ingleside Family Resource Center (OMI-FRC) offers a large variety of services to the diverse OMI community. Their mission is to strengthen the community through support geared towards families, support education, advocacy and community involvement.
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The Project: Ms. B never could have imagined needing help from Rebuilding Together when she bought her Portola home 21 years ago. At that time this Hawaiian native was in good health and together with her family she had big plans for her dream house. They worked hard over the years, renovating bit by bit, transforming a house in to a home. Fast forward to 2011: Ms B. is disabled and scraping by on a tiny income while her greatest investment slowly crumbles around her. Read More »
The Project: The OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults by providing educational, recreational and support services for free to the community.
The Project: Mr. and Mrs. A have been great clients. Mr. A describes their home in the OMI (Oceanview, Merced Heights, Ingleside) neighborhood as “their first and last.” They’ve raised four children in this house, and it’s been their home base as they’ve weathered both good times and bad.